Image Versus Imagery

I might recite beloved classics,
quote prolific essayists

reiterate philosophers
or conjure lavish adjectives

to verbalize your love and grace
or versify your perfect face

or set those thousand words aside
and let your photographs confide

what works of art succinctly say
within a glimpse, without delay

then leave mere phrase for lesser things
because your beauty truly sings.

Image Versus Imagery © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 17, 2021