Ah, Eden rose, you have filled my life
with the colours of your petals,
with the fragrance of your breath,
with the ache of a confusing joy.
You have slowly climbed your way,
over the walls
of my heart, into my heart.
Ah, Eden rose, I will add a bead of your name
to the rosary of my prayer beads.
I will run after the wafts of your fragrance.
I will drink every drop of the evening dew
spread on your petals.
When I am caught in the riddles
of my mind, I will seek refuge
in my Almighty and your embrace.
In the dense forest of my wishes
I will seek you, and you only, like a thirsty man
seeks only water.
I will use metaphors and similes
to describe your beauty and grace.
Ah, my Eden rose, every poet needs a muse.
These poems have been previously published in various literary journals, magazines, books and anthologies around the globe including the UK, the USA, India, Ireland and Canada.
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