Her beauty shines,
A monolith among the rest.
I wish to forgo
But when holiness fills my soul,
I am drawn to her,
The forbidden pasture
That becomes my temptation.
I still sigh
But only when sight brings her face near
That beauty which I dismissed
That if I linger a little long
I see her manifold perfections with ease.
A golden glow, forever a wonder to my soul
Protesting in silence and perhaps in denial!