The universe breathes the air of love,
And so it exists in dance and song,
The heavens beneath and those above,
The ecstatic rhythm beats so strong.
Cascading Melody of Cosmic Time,
Singing in the Vast Unknown,
Soothes my Soul with Melodious Rhyme
As Starlight Rains from Heaven’s Throne.
What else but Love could move such things,
The power of life, gentle and warm,
All of Nature and Heaven Rings,
Those who love Fear Not Life’s Storms.
Yet Life may turn upon the Blade,
Dreams may unravel by ruse and guile,
Wandering Amidst the Masquerade,
My Love Seeks Yours to Rest and Smile.
Love, then, is Life and Life is Love,
When Abiding in Grace Above.
This Sonnet was written in a wonderful collaboration with Ihsan of iiThinks, one of the most beautiful blogs of mystical poetry you may ever encounter. Find his Exquisite writings at: http://iithinks.wordpress.com. Ihsan and I have been working on Sonnets together, discovering the English Sonnet (or Shakespearean Sonnet) in particular and it’s tell-tale heartbeat, as well as it’s propensity for a Turn (often known as the Volta) or Shift in theme during the course of it’s beautifully constructed 14 lines. In writing this particular verse, I was also inspired to write an Opposite sonnet to this piece’s strikingly Positive viewpoint, which is posted hereafter.
I Should like to Thank Ihsan for the most pleasing experience of working closely with him on this piece, as I have enjoyed his poetry since his blog’s inception in June of 2013 and have long wondered how his creative process Guides him from Inspiration to the Creation of his absolutely breathtaking works. It has been a Delight and an Honour, Ihsan!
Beautiful Original Artwork by Daniel B. Holeman found at: awakenvisions.com