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.


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