Laurence Overmire


Quasimodo: To Esmeralda - Poem by Laurence Overmire

i look into your eyes
and see the stars
burning quietly
in a midnight sky
and i am humbled.

what hope have i
to rein a winged foal
dancing on a distant cloud
chasing the maiden moon
as she scatters her delicate veils
of luminous dust
on the sleeping earth below.

what hope have i
disfigured and alone
who cannot speak
and dare not feel
you will not hear the silent voice
that clamors in a trembling heart
you will not see the man
imprisoned by the shackles of his soul
you will not know
me.

i leave you now
lift your voice to the wind
run free
brave spirit
we never meet again
but i have looked into your eyes
and glimpsed the stars.


(Previously published in Lynx Eye, Spring '99, Vol. VI, No.2)


Comments about Quasimodo: To Esmeralda by Laurence Overmire

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/21/2015 8:59:00 AM)


    Bravo! ! ! With the muse of the power of love; after looking into the eyes. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Lenny Camacho (8/21/2015 8:57:00 AM)


    what a sweet poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (8/21/2015 7:26:00 AM)


    What an amazing expression! Bravo! (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2015 3:08:00 AM)


    The great characters of world literature ever stands in high and brought forward to the poem and see it is a great attempt and success. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/21/2015 2:38:00 AM)


    Feeling the pulse of heart seeing one's eyes is empathy expressed in this poem! (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2006 5:11:00 PM)


    Beautifully written. -chuck (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 15, 2004

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 6, 2008


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