Those Jasmine Eyes

by Mark   Aug 3, 2018

In homage - splicer of Aladdin's reel;
a bow, beneath the centered piece so drawn
and slants alive in shade of noblest seal,
no other blushing temptress ever worn.

To hasten tryst; may taint her Jasmine gaze
as lashes flutter onto other's love
how then beguile and keep her ardent daze,
thereby no more in spite - a lonely dove?

The mystic canvas; mine - eternal beat,
and soars in winds, which sail's her gentled tones
adrift and glides, to bloom this rose complete,
once withered long beneath the hermit stones.

If journeyed nether brittle; sways no guise
remote and marvel then - her Jasmine eyes.


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  • 5 months ago

    by Darren

    judges comment

    I have read this over and over, I still do not follow, not sure what it means. To me this is good.
    If I was studying English Literature and this was a poem brought up in class, we could pick the bones out of it for the whole semester. This poem is that good. It is one of those you need to read aloud, but try not to do it in that deep 'The Raven' commentary if you can. You feel the pace quicken the voice deepen as you read. Then the last 2 lines leave a pause in your own little reality, as you ponder. This poem is THAT brilliant. I wish I could give out 20 points. (10 points)

  • 6 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    This poem took my breath away!

    The elegant, old English flare and style are truly
    magical in this poem. To yearn for a person's love-
    just beautiful.
    Its difficult to write this style and Mark captivated the readers
    this week. Marvelous write!

  • 7 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    So happy to see that this won Mark. I did read it time and again but just couldn't find the words to comment... Yes, you guessed right I was lost for words still am but congratulations

  • 7 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    very happy to see this on the front page- Beautiful

  • 7 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Congratulations. Well written :0)

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