A Poem by Kees Kapteyn




You're wondering what I mean

When I say that you are beautiful

I say this to give you this knowledge

Affect what I feel upon you

Yet it becomes lost in the empty air


I look for lofty concepts in you

But you look at me with query in your eyes

Light bends and misses its mark


What I am grasping for

Is belief

All I have is faith


You illuminate meaning in me,

So much meaning

And this meaning is a picture in my mind

Superimposed upon the sight of you

I colour you in bright tints and hues,

Make you deeper and richer

And present this image to you


I try to break this vacuous space between us

© 2008 Kees Kapteyn

Author's Note

Kees Kapteyn
very feral, fresh and barely edited

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Very well written poem. As a girl I know what you're saying about "You're wondering what I mean
When I say that you are beautiful". When someone says that to me, my first question is, "what do you want from me?"

Great poem!!!!


Posted 12 Years Ago

this was nicely done. good work!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on March 19, 2008
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Kees Kapteyn
Kees Kapteyn

Ottawa, Canada

Resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Self-published his zine 'rhododendron' and two chapbooks: 'grubstreet' and 'coffee salt.' Has been published in,, Novella, Corv.. more..

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