How Beautiful Are Thy Feet With Shoes

How Beautiful Are Thy Feet With Shoes

A Poem by Delmar Cooper

 How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, for delights!

Unveil as wontons will.

 Drop your robes of green, your robes of gold.

Reveal to me your nakedness.

Stretch out your white limbs, tremble in the air.

There is no skin so smooth, so cool to my touch.

Your neck is as a tower of ivory.

 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field.

How fair and how pleasant are you, O love, for delights!

My beloved is white and ruddy,

Come for me Beloved.

 Awake, O north wind; and come now south; blow upon my garden,

Blow away care and garment.

Reveal now beauty cruel and kind wind.

That the spices thereof may flow out.


© 2014 Delmar Cooper



Author's Note

Delmar Cooper
Nature from Solomon.

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What a playful, creative-- bordering sensual take on nature.. I love comparing the different color leaves to robes... "blow aware care and garment"... love the phrasing there.. what imagery and rich language used here.. It provides a affectionate tone to the piece.. You can FEEL the adoration and longing in it for the beauty contained.. another lovely write that I really enjoyed.. well done, I say!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your comments and your "take" on the writing. I have always seen trees as living crea.. read more
AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

you are more than welcome, I honestly enjoyed.. I can appreciate that..



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Everyone else saw nature, I saw only sensuality. To me, this poem was about creation; conception... and I loved it. I'd like to keep it somewhere close and read it every day.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

2 Years Ago

I borrowed liberally from the Bible. They say steal from the best.
It's very beautiful, describing, great imagery and metaphor. You've certainly have talent, you know. :)

Rudi

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Kind words from a person of your sensability and talent are priceless.
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

You know there a great lot op poets who are better than me, but thank you for your kind remarks. Alw.. read more
There are times when the writer is blessed with gift from the rare portion of his divine being. I say this because it is here!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow, lots of imagery...you've portrayed nature in a completely different way. unusual, but creative.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and your comment.
I came by to taste the currents again... leaning back and into the air - comfortably - doesn't take practice just ...oh, that WOULD be telling wouldn't it?

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

I'm still trying to figure out how to listen live. Life is hard for the technically challenged.
Chris

3 Years Ago

Bring up the link and click the play button in the broadcast box...
Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

I'll try it again first chance I get.
Splendid personification of the sycamore, the beauty in "nakedness" - nature doesn't "hang on" to her robes much metaphorically speaking.
Loved the language in this - it did very much sound like a psalm.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and your comment. I borrowed liberally from the Song of Solomon.
I like the imagery and the intensity you wrote this with

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thanks I'm glad you read it. I always admired the fall nakedness of the sycamore it seems to be the.. read more
this is song of solomon..... Yes?

Posted 3 Years Ago


Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Yes, the poem borrows liberally from three chapters of that poem
i'm always amazed by you delmar. your voice changes from poem to poem and clearly your
playing with language, (love poem language), the most mysterious language of them all.
Well conceived my friend.

dana

Posted 3 Years Ago


What a playful, creative-- bordering sensual take on nature.. I love comparing the different color leaves to robes... "blow aware care and garment"... love the phrasing there.. what imagery and rich language used here.. It provides a affectionate tone to the piece.. You can FEEL the adoration and longing in it for the beauty contained.. another lovely write that I really enjoyed.. well done, I say!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your comments and your "take" on the writing. I have always seen trees as living crea.. read more
AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

you are more than welcome, I honestly enjoyed.. I can appreciate that..

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Delmar Cooper
Delmar Cooper

Trussville, AL



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I write- a little. I don't write to reinvent the wheel, or discover fire. I just drag along from sentence to sentence hoping for a spark. more..

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