Dalcanea such an elegant word,
It means “something akin
to an overly elegant sweetness.”

Such a rose as dalcanea,
she rose when all sat silently
and ghost like.
Her voice just a whisper of air,
yet all turned to hear her speak.

Aw yes, what man would not bear
his chest for such a woman as she?

Dalcanea such an elegant persona,
She perfumes the air with sweetness
and loveliness, like an angel.

Don’t think for one moment
that she is week,
for she is hopelessly devoted
to all who love her.

She would sit at your bedside
at the moment of your death,
only to share her hopeless dreams
so you will slip away on a cloudy

Dalcanea what a beautiful dream.

© By Amanda D Shelton