Hasan Ali

Rookie (London, England)

The Enduring Image Of Beauty - Poem by Hasan Ali

I remember how she shone
like diamonds and pearls
and endless stretches
of clear blue wave
splashing here, spinning there
and making sweet sounds
raw, musical and yet how impossible
to notate with notes on staves

The colours of her hair,
complexion and eyes juxtaposed
redefine what I understood
by the term 'iridiscence' completely
And O how I loved her solemnly sweet smile
and heartbreaking frown,
coupled with the furrowed brow!
And how she spoke without speaking
oh so discreetly!

Ah how I fear I might
lose myself in dotage
and o'erflow any and all measure
in subservience to her superior will
for her beauty lies in her love's
incredible unattainability and the
obsession she has instilled

In my heart, in my heart of hearts
I cannot say that I love her,
That I ever have
or indeed ever will
But she persists in mine otherwise forgetful memory
as an example of beauty which I can admire without
like Aurelius, depressively lying in bed for years until
I can find a way
to make her stay

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 14, 2008

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