Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

Poem for Spring

xx_148_Vernal_Tullio_2012

dressing you
with my eyes

I’ve been
watching you very closely

for more than
a month.

You’re always
up before me.

In fact, as
far as I know,

You’re always
up.

You’re there

when I awake

making
yourself more lovely

right in
front of me.

You do it so
slowly.

I can’t stare
away.

New tones of
green

cover your
limbs.

Your body
disappears

like the
landforms

behind a
peacock’s tail.

Then suddenly
you’re adorning yourself

with cherry,
lilac, and forsythia.

I can hardly
bear

these
differences between us.

You are the
most beautiful thing.

Even I can
see that.

*
Words and image by Tullio DeSantis, 2012.

3 Comments

Filed under Poetry