Oh why is heaven built so far, 
And why is earth made so vast? 
I cannot touch the nearest star 
Which hangs afloat
and greets me often.

I was to be weaned from the light of shadows,
They were to beautify my life no longer.
What they call Fate, inexorable forever,
I know it well: I once fell back in fright.

The springtime blossom in the meadows,
And little birds quiet in the leaves,
Charms me pleasantly by far:
Where we are is Home, and Virtue.

Nothing seemed necessary but the truths told
in the silent hours when reluctant heart whispers,
Wine’s glow, food’s enjoyment, bedtime
Comfort and friends, and other delights,
I denied: there was little left to remove.
Now I can travel through the world at ease,
And all my heart speaks of one desire:

For I am bound with fleshly bands, 
Joy, beauty, and coy childish smiles,
I strain my heart, I stretch my hands, 
then to catch at will,
Whatever I need’s to be found on every side,
And I’d bring the indispensable with me – Love.

Posted by:Annabel

A Dancer, choreographer, A researcher who specializes in Religious Dance and Ritual Performance Study. My blog is the notepad of my consciousness in the modern era we live and a witness of my unique journey on earth, in the cosmos.

13 replies on “Spring Epiphany

  1. Such a beautifully layered poem Annabel and vividly crafted! I do not doubt that I shall be here again unfurling its beauty as with your other poems!
    Continuing to wish you well as your life continues onwards and as always thankful for the journey that you share though your words! Take care 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness , Nelson! Having the support of other great poets like you really means a lot to me😃🙏
      And you too, pls keep us posted and connected🥳🥂

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      1. You’re welcome Annabel ! Your kind words were the first to encourage me in my writing when I got into this writing community and that truly made a difference that continues to motivate me. 🙇🏾‍♂️ I’m thankful to share that 😃
        Thank you, will do ! 🥂😃

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      2. I’m very grateful and much pleased for you, Nelson! How wonderful and magical that we all hold the space for each other and feel a sense of belonging. 🥂🥳
        I’m appreciate for our beautiful friendship😁

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      3. It really is wonderful and magical ! Ah, to find a space and community no matter the distance through sharing. I too appreciate this friendship 🥂, a gift indeed 🙇🏾‍♂️. Thank you for your moving words 🙇🏾‍♂️

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