p.s. I like Pablo Neruda and Catullus.
to be romantic
to write poetry and inspire it
have a muse and to be a muse
to be admired and appreciated
I want to be painted and drawn
And feel it's right, not egotistical to want these
I want you to want me!
Think I am the most beautiful, never want for another,
but see I am more than my body.
Tell me I am Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena
Tell me I am the only woman in the world,
Who draws your attention so
Tell me how I reflect these goddesses
Athena, fierce and wise.
Tell of how you would lay tribute at my feet,
were I a statue, smoothed from white marble
your sweet voice raised in song
And deny me nothing!
Even as I am high on the pedestal,
let me be low on the ground;
deny me not my humanity.
Let me love the earth and walk on it,
As I am born from earth and water.
Sculpted from earth and water
Clay hardened by flames
and cooled by the zephyrs
Let me be everything at once
All elements as one, as it is to be human
Let me be wrathful and miserable
Let me be joyous, let me cry and smile
Deny me nothing.
As I fly high, let me remember the ground I tread on;
For I am a woman,
and my nature is many-faced.
Let me be strong and let me be weak.
Let me have the two-sided coin that is life.