Where Beauty Resides


Where Beauty Resides

The bells of liberty

by your stockings rung

The deepest restraints

in my hands … undone

Like a flake of snow

your sacrament melting

upon my thirsting tongue

Quenched in the ocean

of love’s perfection

Down on bended knees

lost in the squeeze

of your wholly communion

To ride the high tide

of hard won freedom

Yet, I’m a captive slave

to your will being done

Angels singing

a silent prayer

that rents the air

A rosebud opening

to the dawn

of a new morning

The Sun reborn

arising from darkness

The sweetest caress

a portrait in the painting

upon a canvas of wonder

The joining in oneness

The joy outstretching

to your throne

of moist happiness

Fingers and toes

like tendrils of tenderness

Forming that celestial

ebb and flow

from above and below

Ecstasy in the throes

My letter of love sent

The walls of containment

imploded and spent

upon your arriving

with a thirsting spasm

of spiritual calm

Chiming with the ringing

of your silent alarm

Fair land of contentment

wherever my beauty lies

In the arms of the beholder

forever binding

those loving ties


our destiny hides

near or far

always and whatsoever

true beauty abides

Love triumphant

ever the prize

Lovers together

riding side by side

Our universe unfolding

through whispered sighs

Upstanding and victorious

under crystal clear skies

Whatever the weather

it is always a glorious

and heavenly pleasure

To be the full measure

in your gracious eyes

Here and there

as the eagle glides

Yet always near

deep in my heart

where true beauty resides

~ by David B. Redpath Β© 2018-19

Watercolour by Salvador Dali

92 thoughts on “Where Beauty Resides”

  1. I will need to come up with the word more beautiful than the word beautiful to express how I feel for this poem. It’s truly breathtaking. I am so glad I got to read itβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  2. This was beautiful, I’ve rarely come across no-pun-poetry, and this refreshing sense of Cummings/Merwin reminiscing is very much appreciated. Not only that, you give it a unique touch very much your own, worthy of many praise. Thank you for this.

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  3. Absolutely spell-binding… ecstatic… tender… passionate… golden… universal… feelings… hard to express
    the extent
    of its amazingness…
    a true gift
    to the WP universe…
    thanks for sharing
    this amazing
    this shining

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      1. Well… the force is strong
        in this one ❀️
        Had never seen Dali’s Godiva till now… in short… wow. β˜€οΈ
        But the poem is truly
        a work of art, David. πŸ”₯
        Now we can all
        enjoy our day

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    1. Thank you ❀️
      To ache is human.
      Erroneous choices
      I find poetically divinyl.
      You write such a fine line
      of life’s pleasure and pain.
      I love to read you once,
      and then do it again 😎


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