A Cuban Portrait 

The shadows 
Of too many nights of love 
Have fallen beneath your eyes. 
Your eyes, 
So full of pain and passion,
So full of lies. 
So full of pain and passion, 
So deeply scarred, 
So still with silent cries. 

From The Weary Blues (Alfred A. Knopf, 1926) by Langston Hughes. This poem is in the public domain.