At her window, there we are
Vying to take a glimpse of her
Her smile, a suppression of fear
And her touches on me
Make my butterflies debate in me
A rare woman of her prime
One of the few goddesses of her era
For she is the definition of beauty and pride
She is called beautiful
I call her perfection
For she will provide offspring of pride
Briefs of the Poem
The poet cherishes his lover dearly. He promises to be with her. The poet describes her smile as what he admires and even her touch satisfies him.
The poet appreciates his wife and identifies her as one of the best women of this time. He describes the beauty of his wife as the best and this gives her pride.
Her beauty and perfection also provide offspring of pride.
Word List and Meanings
Orekelewa: A very pretty young lady
Glimpse: A quick look at someone that does not allow you to her
Suppression: Stopping from oppression or fear
Prime: A time in life when one is strongest and most active
1. Describe the tone and attitude of the poet towards Orekelewa.
2. Enumerate some themes identified in the poem.
3. List two dominating rhyming lines of the poem and discuss why you think so.