Friday, March 9, 2018

Alexandrines--By Arthur Turfa--United States


Eyes shining like the sun, hair somewhat covering
them in dense undergrowth, Helios hovering,
bathing me in soft light, as I extend my hands
tenderly towards her. She and I understand
nothing else can exist, except for her and I,
lingering together, under a cloudless sky.
Luscious the countenance that she presents to me.
My hands caress her curls, they glisten with the dew.
Two lives becoming one, my heart longing for you. 

*(Editor’s Note—Alexandrine--a verse or line of poetry of twelve syllables.)

Arthur Turfa lives in South Carolina, but his poetry reflects the many places where he has lived or traveled.  His next book, Saluda Reflections, comes out from Finishing Line Press in June 2018. He has two other books of published poetry.


  1. Thank you, Arthur, for sharing your beautiful poetry with us.

    Best wishes,

  2. What a pleasure to read... Exquisite Poem!

  3. Inge and Fèby, thanks for reading and especially for the kinds words. I am glad that you found pleasure in my poem.

  4. Allow me please to add a link for my newest book. The publisher requires a certain number of pre-publicaiton sales to ensure a June 22nd release. Spread the word and do what you feel you can do. Thanks in advance!

  5. Hello Arthur. I like this poetic write. Thank you for sharing it. Continued blessings!


  6. Very good Arthur, Two last lines sure enhance the title
    Knight Writer

    1. That was my intention, Yancy! Glad it worked out that way. Thanks!