Beauty That Is Never Old

When buffeted and beaten by life's storms,
When by the bitter cares of life oppressed,
I want no surer haven than your arms,
I want no sweeter heaven than your breast.

When over my life's way there falls the blight
Of sunless days, and nights of starless skies;
Enough for me, the calm and steadfast light
That softly shines within your loving eyes.

The world, for me, and all the world can hold
Is circled by your arms; for me there lies,
Within the lights and shadows of your eyes,
The only beauty that is never old.

by James Weldon Johnson

Comments (20)

The poem is great and you are great in rhyming. God bless you! With warmest wishes, Larisa
beautiful poem... nicely set i like the united rithm of all the poem, hard to keep it but you managed to do it, thanks for sharing
I'm glad I read this. Your poem really made me think about life. && it was enjoyable to read. It really is an amazing poem.
I love all your poems. A lot of them are really truthful. I absolutely love them! ! keep writing.
Enjoyable and true a nice reed
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