Entwined in Love's Embrace

Entwined in Love's Embrace

A Poem by Carolann Dowsett

The 
forest 
continues 
to 
call 
me


to
 entice 
me 
back


into 
its 
mysterious 
depths



 

It
 whispers
 its
 sweet 
melody


into
 my 
mind

 


draws 
me 
back


into its 
heartless 
embrace


 

Oh
 I 
know
 I
 should 
not 
go



I
 should 
fight 
the 
urge


to
 step
 once 
again


into
 its 
deadly 
beauty



 

But
 the
 need
 to 
re-enter


this
 alien 
world



of 
beauty
 and 
joy


terror
 and
 fear




is
 too 
strong
 within 
me



 

Oh 
to 
taste
 once
 again


its
 heavenly 
delights



to
 walk
 once 
again


with 
free 
abandon


in
 this 
place
 of
 wonder



of 
fantasy
 and 
dreams



 

At
 the 
edge 
of 
the
 forest


I
 stand


peering
 in

a 
spectator
 

standing 
on 
the 
other 
side
 of 
forever



Mesmerized

I
 slowly 
surrender


as 
each 
of
 my 
senses


becomes
 filled



with
 the 
glory 
before 
me




The
 aroma
 of 
promise


overwhelms
 me



a
 vision 
of 
hope


of
 indescribable 
utopia


floods
 my
 soul



 

The
 ancient 
trees


stand 
before 
me



whispering
 giants
 

calling
 me
 back


into
 their 
kingdom



Gently 
enticing



they 
beckon
 me 
in


with
 their silky
 promises


of
 love and
 sweet 
delight



 

I
 falter


my 
resolve 
weakening



Oh
 how
 great
 the
 need 
in 
me


to
 love
 and 
be 
loved



to
 be
 once 
more


entwined


in
 love’s
 embrace



 

Tentatively


I 
once 
again 
enter
 the 
forest 
of 
dreams



My 
heart 
bursting
 with
 expectation



with
 deep
 longing

I
 allow
 myself
 to 
be 
swept 
away



to
 breathe
 in
 the 
glory


of
 all 
that 
surrounds 
me


 

Great
 light


has
 filled
 the 
forest



all
 sense
 of
 fear


and 
foreboding



of
 the 
darkness 
I 
felt 
before


has
 completely
 left 
me



 

Even 
the 
trees


seem
 to
 be 
my 
friends 
now



as
 if
 the 
purity
 of
 the
 light


has 
transformed
 them


into
 watchful 
angels



giant 
beings 
of 
light


sent 
to 
diligently 
guard
 my 
soul


 

Joyfully


I 
dance


through 
the 
forest 
of 
angels



surrendering 
completely


to the 
light


I
 allow
 it 
to 
fill 
me


to
 engulf 
my
 entire
 being


until 
I 
too


am 
a 
part 
of 
its 
glory
 


of
 its 
sweet 
delight




I
 can 
feel 
now


the
 touch
 of
 heaven upon 
my 
soul



and
 I 
know
 I
 am 
finally 
safe



that
 I
 am
 home
 with
 my 
Father


where
 I
 belong




The
 hours 
of 
eternity 
tick 
by

as
 I
 play 
with
 free
 abandon

in
 my 
forest
 of 
hope

where 
angelic 
beings 
of 
light

stand
 silently
 around 
me
 


keeping a watchful guard over me

 

I 
am
 once 
again 
lost

in
 this 
forest
 of
 light



encapsulated


in 
heaven's 
glory


Safe 
and 
protected


from
 the 
things 
of 
the 
world



I 
happily 
drift
 away



Unconcerned
 of 
any 
previous 
life



of
 any 
existence
 other 
than 
the 
one


I 
have
 now
 found



 

I
 throw 
myself
 

into
 the 
mercy
 of
 the 
light



I 
want 
to 
stay
 here
 forever



to
 never 
again
 have
 to
 leave



to
 never
 again have
 to
 experience


the
 things 
of 
the 
flesh




 

Oh 
to 
never 
again
 suffer
 pain



to
 never 
again
 cry
 a 
river


of
 silent 
tears



without
 the 
comfort


of 
human 
warmth
 

to 
guide
 me
 home



 

Desperation

suddenly 
floods 
me


as
 I
 feel 
myself
 being 
drawn 
back



pulled 
back
 by
 an
 invisible 
force


to
 a
 world


I 
have 
always 
known



a 
world
 I
 both
 love


and
 despise




I
 cry
 out 
to
 the 
light


to 
the 
heavens


for
 mercy



and 
I 
feel 
the
 gentle
 spirit


of
 love


lift
 me 
into 
its 
arms



I
 feel 
the 
tenderness

of 
God’s
 Spirit

touch 
my 
soul



bring
 peace 
upon 
my 
heart



and 
I
 know


that
 I 
must 
return



 

My
 time
 in
 the 
world

of
 suffering
 and
 pain


is
 not 
yet 
done



for
 there
 are 
others

in
 this world
 who
 need
 me



and
 it
 is
 for
 them


that
 I
 must 
go



 

I
 feel
 the 
soft 
tears


of
 loss

form
 in
 my 
eyes



but
 before 
they
 can 
flow

the 
gentle 
Spirit
 of 
God

wipes 
them 
away



 

I
 realize
 then


that 
although I 
must 
leave

this
 place
 of
 glory
 and
 joy



the
 light 
of 
God

will 
never 
fully
 leave
 me



that
 through 
my 
walk

within 
the 
confines of
 the
 flesh

He 
will 
carry 
me

and
 bring 
me 
peace



 

I
 close 
my 
eyes


and
 rest
 for
 a
while


in 
the 
arms 
of 
love



allowing


every 
part 
of 
my 
mind

body


soul


and
 spirit



to 
be
 flooded
 

with 
His 
peace
 and
 glory



 

I
 feel
 the
 eternal 
hands 
of 
time

slow 
down



to 
take 
on 
a
 new 
rhythm


and
 form



and 
I 
know
 I
 am
 being



transported


back
 into 
the 
world
 of
 the 
flesh

that
 my
 time
 in
 the 
forest


of
 mystery
 and 
hope


is
 now 
done



 

Behind
 closed 
eyes


I
 see
 the
 glorious 
light

that
 had
 so 
engulfed
 my
 soul


diminish



and
 I 
know


I
 am 
once 
again 
home


in
 the 
world
 of
 the 
flesh



 

As 
conscience
 thought


re-establishes
 itself


within
 my 
mind



I
 realize 
I 
am 
once 
again


lying
 on 
the 
mossy 
ground


of
 the 
forest



but
 this 
time 
I 
am 
touched


by
 warmth


and
 filled
 with
 peace



 

As 
if 
from 
a 
deep 
sleep


I 
awaken


to 
find 
myself 
lying


in
 a 
shaft 
of 
sunlight



that 
has 
fought
 its 
way 
through


the
 canopy
 of 
ancient 
trees


to
 rest 
upon 
me


and
 within 
the 
gentle 
warmth


of
 sunlight


I
 see 
the 
figure 
of 
a 
man



 

He 
is 
wrapped
 in 
the 
sunlight


just
 as 
I 
am 
blanketed


with
 its 
warmth



and
 for 
an 
eternal 
moment


we
 just 
gaze
 into
 each 
others 
eyes

His
 are 
the 
colour 
of 
the 
sky



and
 are 
filled 
with 
the 
love


and
 glory


of
 the 
heavens



He
 is 
a 
man


of
 love
 and 
peace



and 
within 
his 
eyes


I
 see 
the 
mirror 
image


of 
my 
soul



 

Silently

he
 reaches 
down 
a 
hand


towards
 me



and
 without 
a 
single

earthly
 thought


I
 accept 
it


and
 rise 
to 
my 
feet



His
 touch 
is 
known
 to 
me



familiar
 in 
a 
way


that 
cannot 
be 
explained


in
 earthly 
terms



 

I
 look 
around


and
 see 
that 
my 
forest 
of 
glory



is
 once 
again


just
 an 
ordinary
 forest



though
 still 
I 
can 
see


the
 touch 
of 
God’s 
Glory


all
 around
 me



Still 
I
 can 
feel


the 
presence
 of 
God


upon
 me




I
 look 
upwards


into
 the 
eyes


of
 the 
ancient 
trees


and
 see 
that 
they 
are
 once 
again


just
 ordinary 
trees



though
 I 
suspect


that
 they 
are 
really


mighty 
angels


in 
disguise



 

Reluctant 
to 
leave


I 
know
 that 
my 
time


in 
this 
place 
is 
done



Life
 awaits 
me


on
 the 
other 
side


of
 this 
mysterious 
forest



and
 no 
matter
 what 
it 
would
 bring


I 
knew 
I 
would 
live 
it



until
 my 
time
 to 
leave 
it


had
 come



 

I
 look 
to 
the 
stranger


who
 still 
stands 
beside 
me



who
 still 
has 
his 
hand


in 
mine



and
 I
 understand


that 
he 
is 
heaven 
sent



a 
blessing


sent 
to 
me


from 
the 
very 
hands


of 
my 
Father



 

For 
so 
long


I
 had 
walked 
alone


in
 this
 world



but
 now


one 
would 
walk 
beside
 me



One 
who 
would 
share 
with 
me


the
 joys


and
 the 
heartaches



of
 this 
life 
that 
we 
must 
live




 

Together

as 
one


without 
a 
word
 spoken
 between 
us



we 
begin 
to 
make 
our 
way


out
 of 
the 
forest 
of 
trees



 

Hand
 in 
hand


we 
walk 
into 
a 
life


that
 is 
yet 
to 
come



into 
a 
world


that
 is 
known


yet
 as 
unknown


and 
mysterious


as
 the 
breeze


 

We
 now 
have 
the 
newness 
of 
life


standing
 before 
us



The
 breath


of
 a 
new 
day


waits 
in 
eager 
anticipation



for 
the 
events 
of 
humanity


to 
unfold


 

Fearlessly


we
 enter 
the 
world


knowing
 that 
no 
matter


what
 happens 
within 
its


sometimes
 glorious


yet
 often 
terrifying


depths


we
 will 
stand
 strong


 

Together


we 
will 
stand


and
 with 
the 
grace


and 
mercy
 of
 God
 before 
us


we
 will 
overcome


every
 suffering 
and
 trial



 

We
 have 
been 
blessed


this
 day


with 
love


and 
will 
walk


entwined


in
 love's
 embrace


until 
the 
hands 
of 
eternity


once
 again


take 
us 
home


© 2013 Carolann Dowsett


Author's Note

Carolann Dowsett
This is the second part of the poem I published yesterday. "Lost in the Darkness" and is also, still a work in progress. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated. (Not sure what happened before it looked fine from my end, let me know if there is any more problems like that with this one, thanks :)

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A amazing journey in your words. Good to find calm and peace in the darkness of the forest. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Carolann Dowsett

7 Years Ago

Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed
No matter how many times i re read your pieces they never get old. Because there written so well its keeps the heart warm and the brain playing a picture.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Aww thank you so much.
Well I hope you dont have to wait till you pass on to find that special person.I mysewlf have herd the calling of the ancient trees.They have seen so many lifetimes loves and sorrows Their knowledge certainly outstrips our own

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Thank you :)
This is sooo beautifully Written, Excellent Job!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Impressive work, Carolann!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Thank you.
Wow...I'm speechless. This poem really touched me. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much means a lot.
as if I could hear a lonely cello in the woods creating divine music.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

That's lovely, Thank you :)
Great and legible!!! Good job. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much :)
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AK
Wow! You are one extremely talented poetess:)
This poem is so beautiful, its penning is so eloquent, that it left my mouth on the floor. It has an air of mystery which I'm thoroughly fond of and the picturesque forest it talks about which beckons me to enter its realm.
I'm so glad I read this wonderful poem! I am sure it will linger in my thoughts for the rest of the day:)
Keep writing!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much I'm glad you understood it and it drew you in :)
AK

8 Years Ago

:) it is my pleasure
Ok it has a etherial yet dark feel to it at one and the same time. I sense very confused emotions and this appears to be so from the confusion about wether you are in the real forest or in your fantasy. This feels in many parts like a suicide note and also a religious enlightenment upon which you grasp for survival. It has over use of some words such as glory which may reflect that as an epic it is a little too sameish. I would say it is generally too long and although it has many gems in it, the final stanza is awesome, it should be a more condensed work.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

Ok thank you I appreciate your comments
Jordan's Back

8 Years Ago

again the piece is the length it needs to be. you may be a condenced sort Mr McFayden but not the re.. read more

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Added on December 31, 2012
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Tags: Love, hope, joy, mystery, God

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Carolann Dowsett
Carolann Dowsett

Copacabana, NSW, Australia



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