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The White Angel

Speak not to me of Edelweiss,
Come share this scene;
Cast jealous eyes towards Lucerne,
For by it’s banks, in verdant calm,
There reigns the White Angel supreme.

Mis-stepping tourists, hounds unleashed,
The rudest climes;
She only bends towards the east;
And when she’s plucked, unreadily;
Soon, phoenix-like anew she shines.

For those who pass but see her still,
Do ken her worth;
Unchallenged purity pervades;
For as she sleeps through daylight hours;
Displays her brilliance on earth.

As Night descends the Angel wakes;
Now magic shows!
Her dark interior unfolds;
She fades into Night’s majesty;
Swayed only by his rhythmic prose.

One whispers of her origins -
A gypsy's fate.
I only know that since I glanced;
Medusa bound, my lifetime’s spent,
Fixated in her mystic wake.

Copyright © Emmanuel Paul

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  1. Date: 10/7/2009 9:20:00 AM
    she fades into night`s majesty..........this one goes for my favourite line.cheers!

  1. Date: 9/15/2009 1:15:00 PM
    I really like your poem

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 1:30:00 PM
    Excellent poem Emmanuel>>James

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 7:30:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts put to pen. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 7:23:00 AM
    "Unchallenged purity pervades" says a great deal, Emmanuel. Those who appear to be pure and beautiful sometimes have "dark interiors." I love your description of the mountains surrounding Lucerne. What an excellent poem with a message of warning. Well done! Love, Carolyn