Thursday, June 2, 2011

Soulmates



What will it be like?
What will I be like?
Will I be graceful as I disembark,
          dreaming yet awake, with all my
          ghosts, into the newness of "we"?
Will my hair be smooth?
Will my seams be straight?
When well-rehearsed phrases dissolve
          into wordless gratitude,
Will it even matter?

Twin souls, weary of estrangement,
          ready to mend,
In separate places in separate  times:
We each unknowingly raised this cup
          from that eternal wellspring which
          loves us both.
We now sip from that cup, together,
Are restored,
And give praise.


© Judith C Evans 2009

[Submitted to Thursday Poets Rally #45]


Poetry found me.
Leap into the creative
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I am honored to accept this Perfect Poet Award for Poets Rally 45. I would like to  nominate Raivenne  for the next award.

32 comments:

Jingle said...

very fun and elegant imagery/word flow.

Glad to see you share.
Happy Rally.

soul-mates are inseparable...

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, Jingle! Glad to participate in another Thursday Poets Rally.

Peggy Nolan said...

Very nice!

Henry Clemmons said...

Bautiful words!

beccagivens said...

I am fascinated with the concept of soulmates and soul families!! Thank you for sharing!

Jay said...

This is very touching.And I agree with Jingle.Soul-mates are inseparable and they do find each other one day :)

catieeliza said...

'well rehearsed phrases dissolve into gratitude' love this line... because i think that is exactly what might happen... I could imagine that being the case... even now I see glimpses of it. xx

Mary said...

Love the happiness found at the end of this poem!

Andy said...

Very thought-provoking.

I especially like this "Twin souls, weary of estrangement,
ready to mend,"

Nicely done!

Judith C Evans said...

Aww, thanks for all the generous comments. I'm blessed to have learned about soulmates in my own life, and was happy to write about it.

dsnake1 said...

nice! so positive, and full of hope. :)

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Another beautifully crafted poem with exquisite imagery.

Mike Patrick said...

Write what you know and something wonderful happens.

mindlovemisery said...

This is stunning such romantic sentiments. I don't think it will matter one bit around my husband (my soul mate) I can only be myself imperfections and all lol

mindlovemisery said...

Stunning and truly romantic. You know I don't think it will matter one bit how you look in that moment

Margie said...

Beautiful writing, Judith!

Olive Tree said...

"Will I be graceful as I disembark,dreaming yet awake, with all my ghosts, into the newness of "we"?" I love that line, you recognized that we all come with strengths and weaknesses. You showed your vulnerability in that line, I love it. Another great piece, Judith.

isabella said...

wonderful

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, friends, for your kind, encouraging comments. You all brighten my day!

catieeliza said...

This is a fantastic poem, I love these words: When well-rehearsed phrases dissolve
into wordless gratitude,
Will it even matter?

I can totally imagine that happening, sometimes it even does now when words just melt and are not enough to express... :] xx

Connie Arnold said...

So lovely! Thank you for sharing this.

Judith C Evans said...

So glad you liked the poem, catieeliza and Connie. Thanks for stopping by!

misssarawithoutanh said...

Oh how I love this poem! It captures the selflessness that blossoms from finding one's soulmate. I thought I had found mine, and so I got a glimpse into this feeling - and it is lovely, indeed.

Mr. Walker said...

Judith, it made me think of people who have been together a long time, who have had difficulties, but who love each other - and are going to renew wedding vows. It's lovely.

Richard

Fred said...

judith, excellent poem, I really enjoyed it from your words to the concept behind it. Thanks so much for sharing it:)

Jingle Poetry said...

awesome award post,
Thanks for everything.

Happy Sunday.

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, Mr. Walker, Fred and Jingle! It's been a great week at the Poet's Rally!

mypastmademe said...

I could relate to this deeply. A lovely read, thank you :)

frayedges said...

As others have said, this is an elegantly written poem and a beautiful description of love and connection.

teric said...

So very beautiful and something we can all relate to.

emily wierenga said...

into the newness of "we"?


judith... your poetry sings. really, truly beautiful. thank you.

Judith C Evans said...

I'm so humbled by every generous comment. Thanks from the bottom of my poet's heart :)