Venus Transiens

Amy Lowell

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Tell me,
Was Venus more beautiful
Than you are,
When she topped
The crinkled waves,
Drifting shoreward
On her plaited shell?
Was Botticelli's vision
Fairer than mine;
And were the painted rosebuds
He tossed his lady,
Of better worth
Than the words I blow about you
To cover your too great loveliness
As with a gauze
Of misted silver?
For me
You stand poised
In the blue and buoyant air,
Cinctured by bright winds,
Treading the sunlight.
And the waves which precede you
Ripple and stir
The sands at my feet.

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  • vickiestell

    Wow! This poem really touched my soul. Whoever wrote this is truly gifted. The imagery is so exquisite and vivid, it feels like I'm right there living the words. The lovr and adoration shining through the words is potent! Very classic and refined yet brimming with emotion. Its giving me chills!!! 😍👌. It's not every day you find a poem that makes you feel like you're a part of it. An absolute gem 💎 I love scrolling through this side and finding such amazing poems! 😊📖