His Beauty Sparkles(1997)
"His Beauty Sparkles" is the eighth song in Rorem's massive song cycle Evidence of Things Not Seen, which sets 36 poems by a total of 24 authors.
His Beauty Sparkles
by Paul Goodman
His beauty sparkles, his big eyes blaze
his moist teeth gleam, and his wide smile
turns up a lamp that was aglow,
his laughing-wrinkles crackle like a campfire,
the flush across his neck
is like the slowly burning ruby
I drowned in swimming for tomorrow
west into the blushing sun.