To Helen of Troy


Sweet Helen!
Were you real?
Or a startling work of human imagination?

Your rosy lips and curly hair,
Hands fair and gaze ethereal,
The smile behind your lips,
Preternatural to behold.

A wish to be wished,
Is a time spent with you,
A moment, an hour or a year,
Here, there or anywhere.
I entreat a nugatory visitation,
The rendezvous is my brain,
My imagination is my station.

          _____Muhammad Shahab


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