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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.