Sonnet 268

Here proud to pen your beauty’s legacy
For rarest flowers should never fade unsung;
Though portraits rich with outward praise may be
There flattering eyes while yet the heart stays mum.
Yet pictures cannot show the blessed soul
Or yet the golden luster of pure heart;
More oft with words are complex truths fair told
That show at once both out and inward part.
In paint, no doubt your beauty reigns supreme
But here in words I capture essence sweet,
For best in ink do truth and beauty reign
And sovereign worth was never more complete.
To capture such on canvas, this I dare:
A flawless angel blessed beyond compare.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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