She smiles………

She smiles;
Pearly teeth
Glistening in
The golden light
Of the setting sun
As it dips
Beneath the trees
That frame this
Swiftly fading vista.
The rings
In her ears
Resonate to
A hidden rhythm
Chiming to an-
Unspoken song –
One that I feel in
The hidden parts of –
My enchanted mind.
Her eyes,
Filled with mirth,
Flit in the shades;
These slowly
Lengthening shadows;
Drawing me
From this earth
To a distant place –
Some vale where
My pains regress,
Where I have been
Only in my
Midnight dreams.
Her hair
Stands firm,
Unfazed by the
Swirling winds,
Defiantly proclaiming
Her pristine-
African-ness
Her skin –
Ebony black- is
Stretched taut
Like a canvas – kissed
By the gently dropping rain,
And caressed
By the drooping ferns.
The lush green leaves
on which she seats
pale, losing their colour
Acquiring a pallor
Blighted by her light
That floods my sight.
Her feet-
clad in scented sandals
would deign to-
walk this filthy earth.
I, alas
Like a man bewitched
Can only stand-
Enthralled, Drawn-
By THAT smile
that steals my all.

37 thoughts on “She smiles………

  1. 1. Pearly teeth
    Glistening in
    The golden light
    Of the setting sun

    2.Her skin –
    Ebony black- is
    Stretched taut
    Like a canvas – kissed
    By the gently dropping rain

    now my question….couldn't have been the same day could it?
    Or is that just a figure of speech?

    Nice!!!

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  2. Who has stolen ur heart like this? And has made you start writing "Songs of akaRustGeek"?

    This is lovely, very romantic.

    BTW, I saw your question on my blog. It will be up next week. Hope you wont mind if I use your name?

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  3. Nna na wa o!
    She must be some real Damsel
    Dis one wey Danny RustGeek dey sing his version of songs of solomon.
    Chei!, she don mesmerize, mesme-beans and messme-garri you!

    I hope she gets to see this
    So when are you going to update us on the 'REAL' gist and not these parables of poems
    Nice one ….as always.

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  4. My favourite part of the poem is

    Her hair
    Stands firm,
    Unfazed by the
    Swirling winds,
    Defiantly proclaiming
    Her pristine-
    African-ness

    Even before reading the last two lines of that excerpt, I knew you must be talking about an African and I think it's just awesome how you were able to convey that so perfectly.

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  5. Finally! I have been trying to get here forever!

    Halleluyah!
    Now I just need to find the man that is entranced by my smile like this ehn?

    Sigh DannyB..beautifully written as always…

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  6. If that is so oh blogging buddy, then why did you not write about akara, social ills, pixels and flow charts, exams, UK weather, Halle Berry, credit crunch, favourite breakfast cereal and a miliion and one other life topics? Hmm?

    Even if the bewitching smiles lady doesn't exist, something/someone inspired you!

    I rest my case πŸ™‚

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