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, alone. 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.