Jon Lloyd

Shallow Beauty - Poem by Jon Lloyd

It's unlikely but true -
Your physical attraction
Entertains me
On so many levels.

Your voice as smooth as slate
But subtle - soft and subtle -
And untarnished by locality
Draws my soul.

You utter practical nothings
Statistical representations
Cardboard cut-out numbers
Meaningless drivel;

I want to hear you speak
Of more important things -
Of life and loves and instincts
But am denied.

©2005 Jon Lloyd

Comments about Shallow Beauty by Jon Lloyd

  • Lucius Furius (8/16/2017 2:47:00 PM)

    Good poem. You might enjoy my poem: I Say There Is No Physical Beauty. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/17/2007 5:28:00 PM)

    I like this poem...
    It happens so often... first you have shysical attraction... but when you get past it... you have to have something more...
    GREAT! ! !
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  • Melanie Emiko (3/8/2007 8:02:00 AM)

    I like this one very much. The flow of the ideas and words go well. And of course, there's the wit. I would say, YES! (Report) Reply

  • (3/8/2007 4:01:00 AM)

    wow...this is just cool (Report) Reply

  • (11/23/2006 7:58:00 AM)

    a voice as smooth as slate......what a line

    love the title, explains all

    pp x
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  • (10/2/2006 9:52:00 AM)

    I like this one... Drawn in on physical attraction and then later disapointed. I'ts good =) (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2006 5:08:00 PM)

    This really works. We're all drawn in by asthetics, and try in vain to find something deeper behind the facade. Great poem.
    Anna xxx
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  • (7/24/2006 7:26:00 AM)

    Well done, and somewhat remeniscent of Shakespeare's 130th sonnet. (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2005 4:01:00 PM)

    Breathtaking, Jon. I really like this poem. Its the first I've read of your other poems. Count on me reading more. (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2005 3:37:00 PM)

    strangely evocative, I like it. Well done, Jerry (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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