Beautiful Because

by Philip F De Pinto

The day is beautiful
Because it is finite
As is the sky above
And Terra below
As is love

As is the night you
Admitted you loved me
By more than wine and candlelight

And when you said
I went to your head
What you were meaning to say
Is that the things you
Were saying were finite
Therefore beautiful

Though love held us hostage
It did so with finite hands
An impermanence
Which rendered our hands beautiful

As your eyes
Pouring their fine jade
Into mine

Inebriating mine
Time after time

An inebriation
Which was finite
As this sky
And Terra below

As is love
As thinks not
In infinite terms
As would have rendered us
Not beautiful
But wretched and unsightly


Posted on 09/23/2014
Copyright © 2023 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 09/24/14 at 02:51 PM

This is a truly beautiful ode, Phil. Thanks for sharing it.

Posted by June Labyzon on 12/13/14 at 03:14 PM

A beautiful love poem as any I have ever read.

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