You! Inez!

Orange gleams athwart a crimson soul
Lambent flames; purple passion lurks
In your dusk eyes.
Red mouth; flower soft,
Your soul leaps up—and flashes
Star-like, white, flame-hot.
Curving arms, encircling a world of love,
You! Stirring the depths of passionate desire!


This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem


“You! Inez!” by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson is originally from a 1921 holograph manuscript.