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BEAUTY ABIDES

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Below is the poem entitled BEAUTY ABIDES which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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BEAUTY ABIDES

BEAUTY ABIDES

Beauty abides, and as her lover, 
I lift her veil to see transparent eyes glimmering
with an enticement worthy of seduction.

Touching some primordial passion, 
she wreaks havoc on my senses.
And graces me with unspoken words 
that promise delightful pleasure.

Beauty reigns as Queen supreme. 
Upon her throne she emanates majesty
with an exquisite demeanor and 
I stand back intimidated and shy. 
Who can reframe this emotion? 
Not a poet or artists brush.

Her soft rolling hills and gentle valleys; 
expectations of undiscovered treasures
fire an imaginative pose
I am bound up in a mystic rush 
that dominates like a drug's addiction.

And in a exotic haze I lie dreaming 
of ephemeral caresses,
highly charged currents 
that flow unrestricted around 
her coveted reactive spaces. 

Alone, with thoughts in time displaced, 
I wonder, does she entrance all others? 
Or in my silent muse am I the only one 
transformed and felled by her abstract beauty?

Her allure is enduring, enshrined for all to see. 
The recherche picture of her memory 
never grows old and she still remains 
indelibly imprinted on my erotic mind. 
  
CAK 
10-12-2012   Revised 9-25-2013 

SYNOPSIS
A question for you...

1.) Is the poem about a woman?
2.) or is it about a beautiful mountainous valley?

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Actually my friend this is simply gorgeous! I my self see in it the glorious beauty of the mountains that I so adore in life but also the beauty and sensuousness of a lovely woman as well. Very beautiful write my friend!

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 12/12/2013 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Mary Jo, I can see by your poems that you are truly a romantic. Thanks for your comments. Allan
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Definitely about a mountain valley..enshrined for all to see...I liked the questions u asked ur reader..a very well crafted work Allan...cheers !

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:59:00 AM
    This is absolutely astounding....I would have hoped it would be about a woman...THAT is the allure....THINKING it is about nature, but KNOWING that is just the garb you use to dress you feelings about the woman...FANTASTIC...To my favs

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/20/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a teacher? Where? Thank you Eileen for reading through and commenting. Allan
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/20/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will give them poem to my students in writing class and ask them the SAME question. Profound....
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Thank you bro Allan..appreciate much your visit.. :) and enjoyed your wonderful write :) very beautifully penned :) Sk

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/18/2013 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sukmawa, I appreciated hearing from you. Allan
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:01:00 PM
    Could be either, but I would say the mountainous area would be the right answer, whichever way it goes it is truly a beautiful poem. Thank you Allan

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/7/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Peter. We stand in awe of both. Allan
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 7:12:00 PM
    I think it is about a woman. Even if I am wrong it is a nice, sensuous piece of writing. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. Happy New Year to you if you are or are not Jewish. Let peace come forth like a mighty river! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Beauty can be quite intimidating, but hey, it makes a great poem subject! I imagined earth itself and its humbling majesties within. What a gorgeous piece! Always, Laura

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/2/2013 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments, Laura. I appreciated hearing such lovely words from you. Allan
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 9:24:00 AM
    I think that it is a mountain that you write of in this piece...your metaphors are beautiful...and allow the reader to see a woman, but I think you are by a mountain, maybe watching the fog lift, wanting to explore it, climb it, conquer it, but you wonder if you should and wonder what others see when they look at it... either way it is a very written, well crafted poem!

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/29/2013 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sandra. You too have seen deep into this effort. Allan
    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/29/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *very well written*
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 4:24:00 PM
    Allan, I would have to answer your question, "Yes". Both of which are impossible to completely understand; both of which we desire to conquer only to discover the impossibility of that objective; both of which we wish to climb and stake claim to then realize neither can be owned s property. So yes, your poem is about a woman and your poem is about a mountainous valley. And - your words match the beauty of each.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/28/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joe, you get the brass ring. How inciteful you are! I suppose too that you being such a prolific a writer you have thought through many of life's conundrums. I admire the way you compose and hope to hear from you again soon. Thank you for responding in such a magnificent way. Allan
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 1:57:00 PM
    I believe it is a beautiful mountainous valley. A site once seen, makes you just want to stare at it. Brings awe to the heart and soul. A beautiful write.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/28/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Whenever we experience an awesome moment, something deep inside clicks and we seem to bond with it in a deeper way. One of the joys of living, don't you think? Thanks, Dan. I look forward to hearing more from you.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 8:38:00 PM
    I think it could be of a woman. Beautiful poem. Loved it.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/27/2013 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Karla, what pictures come to mind from the camera of our inner life? They remain in our most sacred places and often peek through the darkness as treasured memories of things we don't want to ever forget. Thank you for your kind words. Allan
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 10:31:00 AM
    Hi Allen, Nice write..I think it could be both actually.. Regards, Ken..

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/27/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Gosh, I am getting all the messages in the wrong places. Sorry. Thank you for your comments. And yes you are right.
    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/27/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chandras, please disregard the message below. It was meant for another. Thank you for your comments. I really appreciated hearing from you.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 10:24:00 AM
    Beautiful and exceptional work Allan !

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/27/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chandras, please disregard the message below. It was meant for another. Thank you for your comments. I really appreciated hearing from you
    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/27/2013 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah, now I see. The two sides of man. Reminds me of an old Star Trek program where two men almost identical fight to the end because of their differences. The black and white were reversed on both. Actually, beauty resides (abides) in all of nature. Thanks for your comment. Allan
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 10:04:00 AM
    You have such a beautiful way with words, Allan. Of course, in my mind I have to switch genders as I am only enticed by men and their lofty peaks and rocky exterior lol Great read. POST MORE! ;)

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/27/2013 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah, now I see. The two sides of man. Reminds me of an old Star Trek program where two men almost identical fight to the end because of their differences. The black and white were reversed on both. Actually, beauty resides (abides) in all of nature. Thanks for your comment. Allan
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:53:00 PM
    I believe it is about a woman and the metophor of the mountains and valleys describes her body. I can't imagine a landscape would create an erotic response. Very effective poem.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/26/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, sometimes the beauty of nature is so overpowering and awe inspiring. Women can have that same effect upon the hearts of men and from what I've read in Poetry Soup, the reverse also applies. I am surprised at the abundance of passionate love poems from the our women poets. Thank you for your comments.
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:03:00 AM
    Hello Allan, the poem is a beaut and I think it's (2)... and compared to a woman.. which ever it's beautiful...luv~ LINDA

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/26/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And how is my favorite poetess today? Thank you for dropping by. Always a pleasant surprise to hear from you. Yes, indeed, nature's beauty can be intoxicating.
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:32:00 PM
    I love your writings .

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/25/2013 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yvette, thank you so much. May you be blessed with a future life of peace, love and happiness. Allan
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 1:14:00 PM
    - Beautiful Allan ... you have had a lovely experience .... the beauty of nature. - Pleased to read your poem. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/25/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Did you think it was nature or the lure or a beautiful woman? Either way you would be right. Thank you Anne-Lise. It is always good to hear from you.