Of all of your features
your eyes like jewels set
in your skull I know the best.
I’ve seen a hundred times
eyes described as yours
are, eyes like sapphires,
like diamonds, eyes I could
pry free and set in a ring.
The sentimental and love
stricken have said your eyes
are every celestial body
burning holy fire, blinding
and hot beyond touch. Even I
have spoken before
of a boy with killing eyes
I couldn’t bear to catch,
and your eyes have my heart
consumed in flames I would
have thought incompatible
with life. If I knew what love was
I think it would be this.

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