What I See in Thee

Daniel E Martinez 1960 (El Paso)

As I reflect on you, my Love, a thought consumes my mind.
That you possess a beauty one unmatched and hard to find.
Rare for its completeness from your semblance to your core.
One that sows affinity and incites my heart to soar.
There's a duality to your beauty, and here is what I mean.
That it is more profound than that which can be seen.
You abound with physical beauty like the one present in every rose.
Like the ever-romantic beauty of a nature's autumn pose.
It emanates from your countenance and thrives in your silhouette.
Yet, ever transcends the visual, as portrayed in this vignette.
There's a beauty in your simplicity, and in your character so pure.
Your values speak like volumes; you're resolute and yet demure.
There's the beauty of your candor and in the genuine way you are.
So elusive this form of beauty, as rare as a falling star.
There's a beauty in your expressiveness; in the thoughtful way you share.
You're so nurturing and kind; you're the answer to my prayer.
Yet, there's no greater beauty, than the one in your simple glance.
The one that tells of Love, and impels my heart to dance.
So as I reflect on you, my Love, I realize what i see.
Beauty, so much beauty, it's What I see in Thee.

About this poem

This is a poem I wrote for my wife. I recited it to her on our Wedding Day, in view of all our family members and friends.

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Written on November 15, 2004

Submitted by danmtz on June 18, 2021

Modified by danmtz on August 20, 2021

1:10 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 1,202
Words 224
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

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  • VandhukK33
    Great view
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Teril
    Your wife is so blessed to have someone see her so clearly, with eyes washed honest with love.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Roshny
    You both are blessed to have found heaven on earth, for that is what love is. Lovely work!
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    What beautiful words to read to your wife on your wedding day. Thanks for sharing
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    I think that I shall never see a flower as beautiful as thee,
    An inner beauty so very rare that you cared enough for you to share..
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • ScreamingTiger#2021
    A truly beautiful tribute to your wife.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • slebrew
    Eloquently spoken!
    LikeReply 13 years ago


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