If I Were an Artist

By daiglepoems

 I remember as though it were yesterday,
for what man would not?

If I were an artist,
skilled in the use of brush and paint
I would have a perfect reproduction of her beauty.

But I do not.

If I were a gifted poet,
skilled in the use of metaphor and cliche,
I could describe her perfection with eloquence and exactitude.

But I cannot.

I must rely upon a memory,
corrupted by time.
Anemic in function.

Her eyes:
Obsidian orbs.
burning with passion.
Ablaze with the spirit and playfulness of a people who still cherish the simplicities of life.

Her lips:
The ambrosia of legend.
Framing perfect teeth.
Shimmering mother of pearl white as new fallen snow.

Her body:
My God, her body.
Languidly moving with a liquid grace and sensuousness seemingly inhuman in it's exertions.

Her skin:
Taut as that of a python.
The color of creamed coffee, it shone like burnished copper.

But ....

 attempting to describe the beauty of a goddess with the tongue of man is impossible.

And I shall not even try.
 

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Copyright 2012 daiglepoems
Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Thursday, January 17, 2013, Dreaming in Stanzas (303)By person wrote:

    So tender, so loving. Perfection.

  • dwells On Thursday, April 5, 2012, dwells (4314)By person wrote:

    Ah but I think you are, and much enjoyed the sensitivity and word pictures painted with a loving touch.

  • Mars On Thursday, April 5, 2012, Mars (327)By person wrote:

    New favourite, my friend. Delicately exquisite. It just worked. The 'obsidian orbs'... I've seen that...I know your longing. -mars Scholar

  • daiglepoems On Friday, April 6, 2012, daiglepoems (95)By person wrote:

    this piece was sort of an experiment. I wanted to try to break the ceaseless rhyming that permeates everything I do. I think this was my first attempt at, would you call it "free verse"? Anyway. I'm stoked you enjoyed it and I have written a few others which are in my written works, but if you want to find them, you will have to look. Hah!

  • kinkifrog On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, kinkifrog (2764)By person wrote:

    ...I have to force myself to not rhyme sometimes also ... sometimes I like the result and sometimes not so much ... I think your experiment however , turned out just fine... she must have been a great beauty ... Scholar

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