Redolence – Eric Syrdal

Once again, honored to be on Free Verse Revolution. ❤


When I passed

this pretty flower

I thought to bring it to thine heart

For all things beautiful

must attract

and in each others company so create

a world in which I wish to live

For all things beautiful

I had thought to have seen

but never so lovely as thou art

but in presentation

of such a gift

I have o’er cast my soul with shadow

and my heart skips a beat of distress

for your bowed head

and dark lashes closed

to enjoy the redolence of my gift

I have deprived myself of the world of your eyes

and in doing so

though your beauty smolders in still life

and all of nature would hold its breath to admire you in this moment

I find my spirit stands upon the tips of its toes

like that flower

upturned its face to the sun

to better grow in the…

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2 Responses to Redolence – Eric Syrdal

  1. DanaR says:

    As always, breathtaking and romantic and hopeful. Thank you for sharing, Eric.

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