Poems by
Tariq Wali Dr

The Memento

a poem by Tariq Wali Dr

When I think of my Lady Love, her gleaming eyes
Are hazel; ocean-deep, bright and clear,
Unveiling the deepest mystery. Her complexion belies
Any description. An ethereal beauty, I’d swear!

Her features are sharp with a body well-chiselled;
And if I ever tried to hold her close,
She felt so exotic, and her body smelled
Like a new-blown, fragrant Mediterranean rose.

To my dearest darling, I have a wish to offer:
The symbol of my constant love, a befitting memento;
Something as unparalleled as Nature has fashion’d her–
A thing of beauty to last forever, not just a fleeting show.

A jewel unrivalled; to my Princess of dreams,
She’s incomparable yet my conscience does recommend,
Nothing beneath her dignity; to me it only seems
Proper that I send her a ring with a big diamond!