Redolence – Eric Syrdal

When I passed

this pretty flower

I thought to bring it to thine heart


For all things beautiful

must attract

and in each others company so create

a world in which I wish to live


For all things beautiful

I had thought to have seen

but never so lovely as thou art


but in presentation

of such a gift

I have o’er cast my soul with shadow

and my heart skips a beat of distress


for your bowed head

and dark lashes closed

to enjoy the redolence of my gift

I have deprived myself of the world of your eyes


and in doing so

though your beauty smolders in still life

and all of nature would hold its breath to admire you in this moment

I find my spirit stands upon the tips of its toes


like that flower

upturned its face to the sun

to better grow in the warmth of love


so does my soul to thee



Eric Syrdal is an independent poet/author. He’s an avid gamer and Sci-Fi enthusiast. He enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy literature and spends a great deal of his writing time focused in those genres. He is from New Orleans, Louisiana, where he lives with wife and two children.  You can read more Eric’s writing at My Sword and Shield….

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