YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL–the essence of love 3

THIRD AND FINAL PIECE IN A TRILOGY OF POEMS ABOUT THE NATURE OF LOVE

“DESIRE EXPRESSED THROUGH LOVE IS TO KNOW, WITHOUT IS MERELY TO THINK YOU KNOW”   Nigel P Smith

 

You are beautiful,

my conquest, my seduction,

or am I yours, perhaps not beautiful

but just pleasant and bolder than most.

You are beautiful lying naked beside me,

early sun playing part shadow over

the arch of your back, the flare of your hips,

morning cold hardening the peak

of your breasts, your hair lank now,

across you in a gesture of modesty.

I have vivid images of our wanton embrace,

our frantic quest to satiate desire,

to possess each others bodies.

Yet my morning is damp, grey and sullen.

Though no moral judgement is

self proclaimed, I am left empty save the

realisation that our night was nothing,

the pleasure fatuous, an illusion.

I have deceived myself,

such intimacy pales to faintest memory

compared to that known through love.

It is a base function of biology which

without the melding of hearts and souls

will always leave a void,

always be less,

leave me saddened and lost.

You are beautiful

but I want to leave.

16 thoughts on “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL–the essence of love 3

  1. I really enjoyed this trilogy Nigel and this third piece was unexpected. All three pieces make you take a step back and evaluate the sense and meaning of true love. I suppose as we get older love and intimacy deepens. I will be revisiting this series Nigel, as I feel they need to be read numerous times with time set aside for reflection. Thank you.

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  2. Hey Nigel,

    that is lovely poem. Why you want to leave beautiful lady 🙂

    I remember that poem, I am not sure who is author but I remember couple sentences:

    “Close your eyes, do not speak.Feel me. But you will not feel my love.You will feel my passion,and when I told you that I love you, you will be happy , although you know I’m lying and that I through you, love only myself “

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    1. Not familiar with that poem Ben, but would like to track it down, yes it seemed strange to me at the time but I’d got to the stage where I sought pure love, which I’d never felt yet understood it to be the ultimate intimacy, the pinnacle of human experience and happiness, after 25y of marriage, through the darkest of days I now know that to be true and I am blessed .
      ( she was beautiful though Ben, and I confess I nearly stopped for breakfast ha )

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      1. Your work inspired my comment. Wise and grounded, all of your words are, yet full of hope, just the kind of words I enjoy reading. Why not! I can try to turn it into a song 😊 and let you know if I come up with anything 😊 happy new year, Nigel!

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