Candle-pale princess
fiercesomely proud
who can catch your eye

among the village fishermen
who’re coarse

incompetent to consort
with your implacable beauty
which is high-boned

impossibly aloof, making you
a bewitcher of hearts
a being for whom you’d

slay rivals, an ice-maiden
who’d possess you
consume your mind.

Author: Robert James Berry

Poet & Novelist