The Portrait

The Portrait

A Poem by Twilight
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On purpose, I kept an old-fashioned kind of feel for this poem. It is about a man's yearning for his lover, after she has departed from this realm. Perhaps it is also a homage to love.

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Her Portrait Hangs,

Day And Night,

At Every Dawn,

I Cherish The Sight,

Of My Lost Lover Gwenivere,

Whose Purity Of Heart Was Crystal Clear

 

I Sit And Gaze Upon That Face,

Alone At Night,

Without Respite,

I Cherish The Sight Of My Gwenivere

 

From Dawn To Dusk,

In Her I Trust,

To Keep My Thoughts,

Away From Lust

 

But She Is No More,

Whilst I Am Here,

For The Love Of Another,

Is Yet To Appear

 

But How Could Anyone Take The Place,

Of Such Great Beauty,

And Endless Grace?

 

I Still Remember,

Her Beauteous Face,

That Tender Body,

And Warm Embrace

 

Eternal But Blind,

I Always Find,

No Greater Gift,

Than Love Divine.


© 2009 Twilight



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But How Could Anyone Take The Place,
Of Such Great Beauty,
And Endless Grace?
I Still Remember,
Her Beauteous Face,
That Tender Body,
And Warm Embrace
Eternal But Blind,
I Always Find,
No Greater Gift,
Than Love Divine.

Beautiful tribute to love mixed with a twinge of sadness. Love that last verse...poetically genius.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Are you Sir Lancelot perhaps? Very King Arthur-ish. I love fairy/folk tales and legends, which this had the feel of for me. You were successful it making it sound of yesteryear.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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a lovely poem, the last three stanzas are especially great! a really great read!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love poetry with an old English feel. Fits perfectly with the content.
beautiful poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really love the imagery in this poem. You made an excellent choice in giving your poem a more vintage sounding voice. Your last verse is quite beautiful to me, and I think that it makes an outstanding end to an outstanding poem.
Write on.
-Solitude

Posted 7 Years Ago


Beautiful and haunting. I really liked this. I can feel the loss and the longing. Flows really well. Very descriptive.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Of My Lost Lover Gwenivere,"

Reminds me of Poe's "Lost Lenore".

I like it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

oh wow, you have a beautiful way with words. the rythm was seamless and very easy to read. and i usually dont like rhyming poems, but this was absolutely perfect.

'Eternal But Blind,
I Always Find,
No Greater Gift,
Than Love Divine.'

that part i foudn to be the most well-written. it was a perfect closing and just fit with the poem :)
anyway, great work julian!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An excellent work, worthy of high praise!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautifully done!! Great write!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautifully done, love.
Beautifully done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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