As an early birthday gift, the Frenchman wrote me a poem entitled 'Mandyland'.
As he informed me, it is an acrostic poem which uses the first letters of each line to spell out a word or phrase. In this case, Mandyland. It is also in the French alexandrine style which Wikipedia describes as "a syllabic poetic meter of (nominally and typically) 12 syllables with a medial caesura dividing the line into two hemistichs (half-lines) of six syllables each." Not an easy feat. I am honoured that he took the time to do this and I wanted to include it in my collection.
Marvels of Mother Nature, from the safe havens
Are chef-d'oeuvres, such a nymph, desired by all mavens
Needing of a miracle, before Her I stand
Dazzling is this Aphrodite, Queen of Mandyland
Youthful she is at heart, splendid as a Venus
Lighting pungent lust in men, from head to phallus
Art and love, tongues of the core of Her feline soul
Nurture the core of Her nature, where all feel whole
Delightful is Mandyland, where I long to be
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