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Azalea of my Heart

What can be fairer and just then, 
the beauty of your plush pink skin.
In the moonlight, your beauty glimers in pink 
as does the moon, 
over the tripping waves of the peaceful sea.
In sunlight, the light catches your skin 
and flirts with my eyes, 
as does the dew in the sunken meadows, 
with the first kisses of the dawn 

Now how do I describe your endless beauty!
It is innumerable as the petals that share your name 
My heart bleeds for your love 
as your veins pump the finest milk, 
that radiates your beauty. 
In all the splendor and glory of Queen Cleopatra, 
were she to bath in your milk, 
she would be immortally present.

Your fully thick and impermeable lips 
plague my dreams 
as my eternal spring of youth. 
Your hair, the only breeze that soothes my delicate skin.

As seasonal as this love may seem, 
it does endure the scorch of heat 
and glacier of frost.
Oh! To rest upon your golden chalice.

No, this  cannot be lust. I am certain.
This must be  love, even if it feels inclined.
There is no other light but the bright 
piercings of your smile upon my heart. 
Your laughter is the sweet smell of the exotic gardens of Budapest, 
the nectar of my own ears.

See how your petals have bloomed, 
the light hits your petals like snowflakes.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 9/14/2016 3:17:00 PM
A very lovely piece Sizwe. Congratulations on your wonderful win! 7 ; )
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Sizwe Hlabisa
Date: 9/15/2016 2:59:00 AM
Thank you Connie, much appreciated :-)
Date: 9/14/2016 1:02:00 PM
Wow Sizwe, great imagery and "light hits your petals like snowflakes"...says it all...congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Sizwe Hlabisa
Date: 9/15/2016 2:58:00 AM
Thanks Luloo, quite a few drafts were made before submitting for the contest
Date: 9/14/2016 12:33:00 PM
wonderful personification Sizwe - I grow many miniature azaleas in my front garden:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sizwe Hlabisa
Date: 9/15/2016 2:57:00 AM
Thank you Jan, I should have come to you for more research
Date: 9/13/2016 8:45:00 PM
A very nice write, beautiful use of metaphor.
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Sizwe Hlabisa
Date: 9/13/2016 11:29:00 PM
Thank you James :-)
Date: 8/27/2016 11:56:00 PM
Well done. I felt as you were sitting in front of me as I read. It got very deep with feelings. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pen.
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Sizwe Hlabisa
Date: 8/28/2016 2:00:00 AM
Thank you Roy for your kind words.