‘Alabaster (The Statue)’ and Other Poetry by Jennifer Morgan The Society January 23, 2013 Poetry Alabaster (The Statue) I see the fineness And sense divineness From smoothest feet to marble brow A curve of lip A tilt of hip As gentle as a tempest would allow A stolen glance A lover’s trance Time holds the flowers in your hair A shy unease The world to please Show upon your visage, pale and fair Even in despair Silent hope rests there Your stilled heart longs to feel love’s fire Through another age Petal, leaf, and stage You wear the ageless beauty we desire Yearning Lift me from the daily doldrums From atmosphere so tense and terse I float above the silver cloudlets To a golden universe See the rainbows in each raindrop Long before they start to fall Dancing prisms when the sun beams Reflect into a glistening hall The room, alight with song and laughter Fills me, yet I shed a tear The silken thread that lifts me, binds me And I am still tethered here So back down to the daily drabness With atmosphere so dull and plain Underneath the silver cloudlets I look up through silver rain Jennifer Morgan lives in Eastern Washington state where she proofreads by day and is transfixed and transformed by writing and reading poetry at night. These poems are among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.