Seekers ask why and who, what and when
And where and, usually, how,
Must I live to ensure clear fulfilment
In life lived in the here and the now.
Hunters espy the target they seek
And plan how to meet the provisions,
Situate selves to best prey entrap
To achieve successful mission.
Quarry runs scared in every direction
Afraid to settle, except only themselves to hide,
Eyes darting always in fear of detection.
Life lived but with terror inside.
Learners believe that life is a book,
Encyclopaedic in nature
With facts to be learned by rote, kept in mind,
Often to prove their own stature.
Scientists experiment with wondrous array
Of elementary particles of land
Take notes and measure, test out their theories,
Dismiss faith often quite out of hand.
Lovers embrace that thing known as love,
Yearn for love gained and given.
Many there are who seek many ways
To experience a foretaste of heaven.
13 thoughts on “Foretaste Of Heaven”
More than generous. Thank you. x
Lovely poem that reads nicely and makes you think…Makes me want to add more…desperation seeking hope, impoverished seek to quench…so much to think about. I love a poem that takes you away in your mind like that. Thank you, dear friend, xx
Glad it meant something to you, Cheryl. It’s always a good to know when words touch.x
We all yearn to live a full life, to savour the “foretaste of heaven”, refusing to settle for anything less. Yet along the way, we get confused and distracted. Sometimes we even mistake the reflection of the moon, for the moon. But we continue to yearn, and hope 🙂
Always hope. Always. x
Your poem has a great aftertaste, like expensive Scotch, with that lingering tingle of “foretaste of heaven” in arms of a lover. It think I’ll let it roll about a bit.
I like the sound of that. Need to see if we can bottle it. 😉 x
Kinda thought you had. 🙂
Emmm, maybe? Or maybe trying? But I’m glad you think so. 🙂 x
I love this. It reminds me of a passage in a book I’m reading “Same Soul, Many Bodies” (a sequel to “Many Lives, Many Masters”) and he states that everyone seeks spiritual awakening. And it is so true, it is the reason we do almost everything we do. Don’t you think?
I think everyone ultimately seeks the awakening but can become lost on the path. But, at least, there’s always a way back. x
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