Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Carpet of Heaven's Door





artist: Václav Švejcar 
Light of satisfaction

 


Night beckons
and moon, full of restive temptation
answers fruitfully—


Incline yourself
upon the seal of my soul
and bend my ear
that I may again
hear the gentle murmurings
of earth’s heart
beat in time with my own.

O tender, tender moon
you leave the imprint
of your maidenhood
as you salve
the dry earth
your moon’s blood bestowing.

Sow your seed
in the time of new moon
and yield,
again and again
to the carpet of heaven’s door.





copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012 

http://dversepoets.com/2011/11/15/open-link-night-week-31/ 

32 comments:

  1. Love the moon full of restive temptation. What a beautiful poem of longing.

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  2. "Incline yourself
    upon the seal of my soul
    and bend my ear"

    just lovely!

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  3. hearing the gentle murmurings of earth’s heart...i like...we need to fall silent ourselves i guess so we can hear it again..

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  4. Such beautiful imagery. I love the thought of the carpet of Heaven's door. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Bren! I finally took a look around PoetsUnited--what a great site--I think I will hang out there as well!

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  5. smiles....you capture much of the romanticism of the moon and the heavens....love the reclined on chest to hear the heart beat of the earth...nice intimacy in that...

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  6. Wonderful piece Audrey, love the celestial feel here. The images of night, moon, seeds, maidenhood, earth all struck me as I read through, very nice flow to the poem, really enjoyed. thanks

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    1. Thank you Fred! Loved your piece as well!!!

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  7. amazing what can be heard if one only listens...

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    1. Thank you for the read and comment--so much appreciated!

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  8. Truly a divine feeling within your words. Love the images they portray. All one has to do is open their hears and maybe eyes too a bit.

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    1. Thank you Pat both for the read and the comments!! Greatly appreciated!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful, Audrey... and so romantic. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you Laurie! I hope you enjoyed your day!

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  10. I like the tender tender moon ~

    This is lovely...Happy Hearts Day ~

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    1. Thank you Heaven! So much appreciated!

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  11. Lovely lovely lovely.
    Makes me enjoy a holiday like today.

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    1. Thank you Becky! I have to tell you again how much your piece last week moved me--it was a brilliant journey through the human experience!

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  12. Delicate as the light cast from La Luna

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    1. Hey A! Thanks! I was out celebrating last night--how are you?

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  13. Love it...and this line..Incline yourself
    upon the seal of my soul...love!

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  14. Really really like this--the sense of timelessness to the imagery--an ancient and also thoroughly modern voice to what is unchanging in its constant flux. Plus, I just love moon poems, esp when they're this good. Beautiful.

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    1. I love moons too--Thank you for the read and comments--so much appreciated!

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  15. Such passionate purpose in loving devotion to those forces that unleash life from its breast. I really like the sound of this:

    Incline yourself
    upon the seal of my soul

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    1. Thank you Charles--greatly appreciated!

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    1. Thank you Luke--I fear that indeed, I am a romantic!

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