one night 

alongside the stars

a bright light appeared

i could not stop staring;


i gave her my looks 

and with that my soul 

she offered hers too but 

i did not dare touch it 

for she is so bright

her soul must be too;


for she is so beautiful;

my hands would have to be so gentle 

but i know they simply could not bear


i sincerely declined 

but i had already fallen in love 

and so we made a promise  


she would reappear 

with the stars 

every night

as i will stand

beneath them 


to admire her beauty 

to admire her soul - 

maybe one day 

i dare carry hers too


- the beauty of venus