One Poem by Alun Robert

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Mimesis Muse

This is how I     will remember you:
       Ophelia of my life,
              my muse.
The aura of your presence
       reverberating through the ether
              one octave at a time.

Auburn hair brushed to the nape
       with your head held high
              almost aloof.
Sun caressing your skin;
       porcelain peach.
Dark eyes, dilated pupils
       transfixed on tomorrow.
Lips whispering your love, purity, life
       in the most dulcet of tones
              yet audible to me,
Translucent unguis, lacquered
       on fingers that soothed
              berceuse from the heart.

The green silken frock, that frock
       you wore when first we met
              smooth to the touch
                     shimmering in refracted light.
And the subtle fragrance of rosebuds
       in petals of delicate pink
              wafting through time,
                     finite time.

For now you have gone . . .


Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical verse. Of late, he has achieved success in poetry competitions and featured in international literary magazines, anthologies and on the web. He particularly enjoys ekphrastic challenges.

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