The Horizon

The Horizon

A Poem by emipoemi

Across the boundless distance lies a line,

Within the line of sight to just be clear

Enough to recognize the telltale sign

Of its existence- blissful, bright, benign-

Where earth and sky align then disappear.


However, should we make attempts to near

It, we bemused and dwindling in delight

Find that, regardless of the time of year;

Regardless of the routes on which we steer

Ourselves; regardless even of our might


And patience, at the furthest point of sight

This wondrous wonder would forever stay,

Amidst that mystic screen of solar light,

Its transcendental entranceway shut tight,

As though to keep we mortal souls at bay.


Thus are we drawn to wonder day by day

What wonder lies beyond this sight of bliss.

Perhaps life’s mysteries are on display,

Perhaps the once-upon-a-times we pay

A visit to whene’er we reminisce;


Perhaps we all along have thought amiss,

And Heaven’s gates were never in the sky

Amidst the stars, but are instead past this

Sublimity fixed in an endless kiss

With land and sky, among what treasures lie


Profoundly hidden from the naked eye.

And yet to merely gaze at it is fine,

For never need we wait until we die

To find eternity- we also by 

That moment’s gaze may find it in this line.


Though seen no longer at the day’s decline,

’Twill ever be a wonder most divine:

The ever mystical Horizon Line.


© 2018 emipoemi

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What a masterpiece! I love it's wisdom and depth. :) Was thinking once to write something about this beautiful creation of God. :) Keep writing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
Interesting concept of what lies beyond this "Horizon Line". You made a good point in referencing heaven, theorizing that it may be behind that line, which piqued my interest even further. Good imagery, as well. I almost felt like a man at the end of his life, staring out into the horizon as you do. Maybe when people talk about going into the light they mean the horizon, where behind it some form of afterlife lies. Maybe that is how an otherwise omniscient being can watch so much at a time. Now look what you've done, sir, you've made me analyse. :) Good job on the poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

It's what I intend to do with all my poems....make people think and analyze. Thanks for reading.
"However, should we make attempts to near

It, we bemused and dwindling in delight"...

When I read, i felt "it should be left in the line above instead of bright down in the next line.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Ah....good point, but now read it again, and take into account these two aspects: This is a Terza Ri.. read more

1 Year Ago

I should also say that line breaks and stanza breaks add a lot more to the meaning of the words in t.. read more
I absolutely love this piece, though some things do seem a bit off... first its musicality is lovely and rolls off the tongue however maybe the punctuation can be moved so yourf thoughts don't pull down into the next line.... and also the line, "And yet, to merely gaze at it is fine could use revision... when I read your poem that is the part the reader gets hung up on... I do think it's interesting how you use old english... very unique... this piece is well executed and reminds me of a time of exploration.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Could you be a little clearer in your notes, for there a.. read more

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Added on July 4, 2017
Last Updated on July 23, 2018
Tags: poetry, poem, horizon, solemnity




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