"Young Man Writing" by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier ‘Sentimental Song’ and Other Poetry by Angel L. Villanueva The Society September 26, 2022 Beauty, Culture, Love Poems, Poetry 3 Comments . Sentimental Song A pad and pen lie by his side __This moonless night of fall. And though he tries to hush his pride, To only see the tears she cried, His hands refuse to breach the wall, __A pithy line to scrawl. His mind, in angst, replays the day __And sees the pain she felt. For he had let a donkey’s bray Escape his lips without delay, Not thinking of what pain it dealt __When he shot out his pelt. Now deep regret besets his mind, __For what he did was wrong. His hands relent and reach to find The pad and pen they first declined, To write for her, ten pages long, __A sentimental song. . . Narcissist While sitting in a bistro chair And staring out a window’s glare, You shift your head and flick your hair To roving eyes that gawk and stare. You deign to glance beyond your book To smile at those who pass and look. But there is one for whom you care, The girl whose eyes you also share. With only her, you spare your view, A mirrored stamp of one like you. . . Angel L. Villanueva is a poet residing in Massachusetts. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News: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) 3 Responses jd September 26, 2022 Enjoyed both poems, Angel. Thank you. Reply Margaret Coats September 26, 2022 Of course the Narcissist prefers the girl who looks like him! The poem is adroit and clever in images and syntax, not wasting a word. I especially like the sparing of his view (which I take to mean he does not look at the girl whose eyes he shares), the better to tempt her to look at him. Reply Jack DesBois September 29, 2022 I especially liked the second poem, which I read as describing a girl who’s less interested in the figures beyond the window than in the one reflected in the window’s glare, i.e. herself. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.