“Fleeting Visage”

O maiden fair, how happy I must be
When my mind’s eye beholds your shining face
For one brief moment, glorious as the sun—
And though your visage quickly fades away
And I am left to stand again alone,
Though I am blinking as one coming forth
From torch-lit dance hall into silent dusk
Or, blearily, from half-remembered dreams
To sun-kissed waking in the early morn,
My half-euphoric, wistful bliss remains
For quite some time, just as when my true eyes
Beheld you in the way, these months ago.

I always welcome your comments, critique, suggestions, or any other feedback on this poem or any other part of my work. (In other words, if you like it, if you don’t like it, if something “works”, if something “doesn’t work”, if it makes you think of something or someone, etc., please comment and say so!) If you like this, you can subscribe to this blog, which includes one of my poems every Friday; you can also read other poems I’ve written here on my blog (or if that list is too intimidating, I’m posting more manageable subsets, like yesterday’s installment), so you can just start with those); I’d particularly like to know which poems you think are my best.

This poem is also posted on my wiki.


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