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#1    Arcana

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:23 AM

The Island

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Once there was an island
With tranquil distant shores
A place filled with beauty
Where love set all the laws

Sitting within an ocean
Both hidden and obscure
Serenity always beckoned
Above the ocean floor

Palms swinged and swayed
Dancing all as one

On this tropical Nirvana
A jewel beneath the sun


I saw it in my dreams
I walked those sandy shores
I felt the soothing breeze
I watched in silent pause

The blue waves shimmered
Rolling along the beach
Bringing with them calm
Then ebbing out of reach

This island was within me
It soothed me to my soul
It gave me sanctuary
From life's demanding role

Others sometimes saw it
When looking deep within
Glancing at it's beauty
They'd share a knowing grin

Over time this island
It's land began to sink
Returning beneath the waves
Becoming indestinct

I never saw it happen
So gradual and slow
One day when I looked
It vanished down below

Swallowed by the ocean
Beneath it's fluid glare
There's nothing left to see
However long I stare

Is it lost forever
There is no guarantee
Somewhere down below

It rests inside of me

© Arcana

Edited by Arcana, 11 February 2013 - 04:06 AM.

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To see a World in a grain of sand, And a Heaven in a flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour ~ William Blake (1757–1827) from "Auguries of Innocence"

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

Arcana this is a lovely piece, written no doubt from the soul of a lovely man.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

I started off thinking 'how lovely', as I read more I could feel the mood in your words changing, when I reached the end I thought 'how sad'.

It's a beautiful poem Arcana covering a mix of emotions.  It's really great to see you back on here :)

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#4    Arcana

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostMistydawn, on 11 February 2013 - 10:21 AM, said:

Arcana this is a lovely piece, written no doubt from the soul of a lovely man.
Thank you very much for your kind words Misty. :-*

View PostStill Waters, on 11 February 2013 - 11:48 AM, said:

I started off thinking 'how lovely', as I read more I could feel the mood in your words changing, when I reached the end I thought 'how sad'.

It's a beautiful poem Arcana covering a mix of emotions.  It's really great to see you back on here :)
Thanks SW, the island is a metaphor for my inner love, peace & happiness. :yes: Thank you for the warm welcome back. :tu:

Edited by Arcana, 11 February 2013 - 01:45 PM.

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To see a World in a grain of sand, And a Heaven in a flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour ~ William Blake (1757–1827) from "Auguries of Innocence"

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Beautiful! It surely sparks a light of emotion and i love the imagery. I could picture the very island you were desribing, even without the nice picture. Very great Arcana :tu:

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I, Shall take the hidden paths that run,
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 11 February 2013 - 11:48 AM, said:

I started off thinking 'how lovely', as I read more I could feel the mood in your words changing, when I reached the end I thought 'how sad'.

It's a beautiful poem Arcana covering a mix of emotions.  It's really great to see you back on here :)

I totally agree with you Stilly, sad, but reading into it, there is hope.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

View PostBNDGK, on 11 February 2013 - 04:43 PM, said:

Beautiful! It surely sparks a light of emotion and i love the imagery. I could picture the very island you were desribing, even without the nice picture. Very great Arcana :tu:
Thank you very much BNDGK :tu:

View PostMistydawn, on 11 February 2013 - 07:03 PM, said:

I totally agree with you Stilly, sad, but reading into it, there is hope.
Well noticed Misty, I'm glad you picked up on that. :yes:

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To see a World in a grain of sand, And a Heaven in a flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour ~ William Blake (1757–1827) from "Auguries of Innocence"




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