Brilliant Presence


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    Brilliant Presence

    what is this brilliant presence?

    she asked, demurely,

    eyes wide, wondrous, trusting,


    is it my beauty?

    coyly batting an eye

    and smiling,

    aye, for you are most fair of face ... but,


    is it my lithe and supple body?

    preening, posing,

    and teasing,

    you are both delightful to behold, and hold … but,


    is it my hair, my eyes?

    frustration now growing,

    curious still,

    honey-haired, eyes the color of sea foam, beautiful … but,


    what is my brilliant presence, then?

    hurt, confused,

    yet, wondering, hoping,


     ‘tis all of those, yet more,

    you glide thru space, not moving or molding,

    simply passing,

    when you smile, the day is dazzled,

    when you are near me, my heart dances,

    moreover, in my arms,you are all that makes my world


    from Motion
    (c) 2009 by c a gallagher

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    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

    cagallagher’s Poems (14)

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    “Tiger” 2
    ... And 2
    Yes, You Are 4
    My Craft 4
    Brilliant Presence 1
    Lucky One He 1
    Thoughts 0
    Sea Quest III 0
    Sea Quest II 0
    Sea Quest I 0
    Slippery, Silent Echo 0
    Each Time 0
    Two Loves 1
    Ashley 1