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A star in your own sphere.

by NeilSlevin on August 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

An Attempt at an Ode

Poets have tried – and failed –
to convey your perfection,
and I must endure a similar fate.

You were my perfect muse, but now are gone away;
and at any time my eyelids bow
to the strength of the Sun’s rays,
you reappear, and I must raise them once again.

Despite the glory of the Sun, beautiful but austere,
your beauty knows no rival;
to me (and all those poets fallen),
that much is clear.

In a world darkened by regret, misfortune, and fear,
you shine brightly, serenely, eternally:
a star in your own sphere.


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