More Beautiful Than Your Eyes

November 12, 2006

 

 

Nude, 1941

Henri Matisse

 

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More beautiful than your eyes is my love
for your eyes. When you sing, all being sings.

 Are you there above me, star of my longing,
or are you just a phantom dream?

When I think of you, fragrances enter me-
Can it be you were created by a rose?

Perhaps the longing for beauty made you,
raised and hopeful hands designed your form.

Do the strings of the passionately fingered lute
imagine those who yearn for melody?

We meet in moments truant from time,
free from boundaries, dissolving all bounds.

The beckoning universe swings us into the heavens
on an endless flight.

The most beautiful aspect of our land
is the vision that you have lived here.

Sa’id Aql (b. 1912)

 

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Footprints in the Sand

Melina

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of
Sensuality, Love, and Longing

Editor: Sam Hamill

(Translated by Matthew Sorenson and Naomi Shihab Nye)

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One Response to “More Beautiful Than Your Eyes”

  1. photopage said

    Beautiful! one
    regards,
    Sathiyan S

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