The Other Woman Poem by Francisco Arcellana

The Other Woman

Rating: 3.3


I have watched her in stillness,
how still and white and long.
I have followed her about with my eyes,
how silent and swift and strong.
When she is still, it is musical.
When she moves, it is a song.
I have looked at her fearlessly,
openly, and without shame:
it is quite true that I desire you,
it is quite true that lust is my name.
I know, I always know where she is,
when she is around and about:
it is in my body like a shout.

soft hair, white brow, eyes young
nose fine, sweet lips, sweet mouth, tongue
proud chin, neck white, graceful, long
downy nape, smooth, shoulders strong
under the arms soft, arms long
sweet and exquisite, white and strong
wrist small and supple
hands neat, exquisite
fingers - petals of the lotus
breasts like apples
white body shining, sweet and long
hips broad and ample, wide and strong
thighs like pillars, white and long
legs like cedars, firm and strong
feet that are sweet
toes like the rose

I know her name, I have called to her
but she does not hear, she will not listen.
I call to her but she does not come.
The Lord is my shepherd but I want.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Simon Collins 15 May 2012

Yes passion knows when a love is around, thanks for this poem

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Emil Lawrence 01 May 2016

What is the explanation of ths poem?

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irish 29 January 2020

what is the reflection of this poem

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jonilyn 26 July 2019

what is the explanation of this poem

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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 May 2019

Superb narration of the beauty of other woman. A great poem.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 May 2019

for the beauty o lord still I'm to thee!

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Richard Wlodarski 22 July 2018

A beautiful tribute to Woman.

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Francisco Arcellana

Francisco Arcellana

Santa Cruz, Manila / Philippines
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