Beautiful Flower

July 26, 2008
By Eric Talayumptewa, Tempe, AZ

Enthralled by her beauty
We long for her touch
All reason beset by the fire of lust
Will power diminished
Our hearts in full flight
We long for a glimpse
'Tis a beautiful sight.
At first sight of thee
My heart failed to combust
I felt not beset by the fire of lust
For she is a flower to the eyes of some
Yet, what is a flower
When the petals are gone.


The author's comments:
I will not directly reveal the message which I have hoped to convey in my work. However, in regards to the message, I would advise the reader to take note of the use of metaphors and imagery. I emphasize these two poetic techniques because they are the keys to unlocking the excitement or "movement of soul", which is necessary for the reader to understand and/or appreciate the work. This is my first try at publishing my writing, so feel free to critique or comment whenever possible.
Thank you,
E.T.

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rscott said...
on Aug. 28 2008 at 4:16 pm
Your poem is great Eric! Keep up the great work, you have a bright future ahead of you.

npover said...
on Aug. 19 2008 at 6:15 pm
Beautiful Flower is a beautiful piece of poetry! Very nice work, Eric! I really hope you keep writing and let's see more of your work here.


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