Painting from the Continential School, 19th century‘For Elba’ by Clinton Van Inman The Society September 4, 2019 Beauty, Love Poems, Poetry 5 Comments Pale would be the water ____Reflecting only skies, Gracing not the splendor ____Of your enchanting eyes. Pale would be the moon ____That only marks its pace And fails to see the boon ____Of your much fairer face. Yet paler is the poet ____Whose words cannot express One word that makes you know it: ____That you deserve no less. Born in Walton-on-Thames, England in 1945, Clinton Van Inman graduated from San Diego State University in 1977 and is now a retired high school English teacher in Tampa Bay where he lives with his wife, Elba. 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) Related 5 Responses Dan Blackston September 4, 2019 Lovely emotion and images. Reply Leo Zoutewelle September 4, 2019 Impressive! Reply Satyananda Sarangi September 4, 2019 Hello Mr. Inman! This poem is crisp and deep. I would murmur the lines on a rainy evening. Looking forward to more from you. Regards Reply David Watt September 5, 2019 The metrical variation within the poem adds to its appeal. I find this poem smooth to read and well written. Reply Paul September 5, 2019 Beautiful, simple, and tender. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.