‘Beauty’ by Valerie Dohren The Society September 28, 2014 Beauty, Poetry 6 Comments I saw the face of beauty fixed Upon the rising sun Beyond all mortal compliment Her loveliness there shone Within the constellations set Against the heav’nly realm She glittered ‘cross the universe My heart to overwhelm The Seven Sisters ne’er could light All heaven like her smile Nor Aphrodite’s sweetest face The spirit to beguile Then here beneath the starry dome She rests upon the land Encaptured by the glist’ning streams And meadows, broadly spanned For lying thus in fields of green With flowers in her hair The benediction of her charms Is full beyond compare She dances like a pearly wraith Upon the crested waves So comely bound in all that which Imagination craves Her voice is likened to the song The Mousai sing at dawn And sunlight does her aspect grace In fields of golden corn May beauty steal my eyes away From all in darkness veiled And grant to me her precious gift ‘Gainst which all else is paled O beauty shall you hearken thus My joy forever be For beauty dwells within the soul As beauty is to me 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) 6 Responses Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi September 28, 2014 Wonderful cadence and simply lyrical! Reply Valerie Dohren September 29, 2014 Thank you for reading and commenting Shari Jo, much appreciated, and pleased you liked. Val Reply james sale September 28, 2014 Really like this: the lines: So comely bound in all that which Imagination craves – are especially evocative. Reply Valerie Dohren September 29, 2014 Thank you for reading and commenting James, much appreciated, and so pleased you liked. Val Reply Dick lackman October 24, 2014 Another beautiful poem by Val. her rhyme and rhythm are always perfect and her romantic style and content transcends most modern poetry. Reply Robin December 16, 2016 The image of Greek mythology in your poem is so interesting. I am looking for the poems containing Greek gods and goddesses. Reply 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.