Sheol to Elysium

Sheol to Elysium

A Poem by icaros13
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We wandered the depths of Sheol
Dejection, our food
Chagrin, our drink
Groping, grasping
Along malodorous walls

Searching, seeking
The rumored slice of Sun;
Uncovered in ancient tome
Daring to give credence to myth
Willing ourselves worthy of its splendor

We found that Sun, you and I
Basked in its glory
Reveled in its beauty
Danced in its illumination
For a twinkle of time

Mephistopheles, hater of light
Dragged us back into the deep
Blinded beggars we became
Endlessly roaming empty halls
Tormented by memories

Now we know the Sun
It caressed our souls
Enriched our existence
Thawed our frigid hearts
Its touch cannot be forgotten

Facing foreboding darkness
And formidable demons
Cannot sway me from the quest
Of reaching the Sun again, yea beyond!
To the shores of Elysium








 























© 2012 icaros13


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"We danced in its illumination for a twinkle in time"... such a lovely vision, I was especially dazzled by that line. This is so perfectly written, so exceptional that I lack the ability to review it. I just need you to know that I think you are a more than wonderful writer and this is so real and so moving that I am eclipsed by the grandeur of it. I feel fossiled in the Buddha of your cavalier. Lol. I am so proud of you. You have captured my soul this time... I am so lucky to know you, and to have glimpsed your heart... by the way, that second stanza brought tears to my eyes. How you have blossomed in your work... it takes my breath away.

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Ah to have once found the sun, but just for a short while, will shine and shine again
when the roads are dark and hearts turn cold again. lovely and amazing, I loved this write!

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Loved the fifth stanza in this. Enjoyed your beautiful write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


This was an amazing visionary experience to read. I enjoyed the dance of words and the sway of life's tides that pulsated through it. A fine work of ink and very much enjoyed!

Aaron

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Dear Icaros13,

An interesting piece, and interesting to mix Sheol with Elysium, the Hebrew with the Greek.

This poem is masterfully written. It grabs the soul. And the theme is wonderful, i.e., once a "glory" is experienced, one always seek it out again. This is Man's spirit. It matters not if one is cast back into darkness. Man's strives to return and taste again of that heady wine.

Beautiful write. Greatly enjoyed.

Best regards,

Rick



Posted 7 Years Ago


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Beautiful! I nearly break down and cry when I here about these beautiful Greek afterlife lands or any other land like that.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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. an epic tale of an epic love ... i may not agree with the philosophy of letting go of such a love ... but that doesn't stop me from appreciating this compelling piece of writing ...

Posted 7 Years Ago


"We danced in its illumination for a twinkle in time"... such a lovely vision, I was especially dazzled by that line. This is so perfectly written, so exceptional that I lack the ability to review it. I just need you to know that I think you are a more than wonderful writer and this is so real and so moving that I am eclipsed by the grandeur of it. I feel fossiled in the Buddha of your cavalier. Lol. I am so proud of you. You have captured my soul this time... I am so lucky to know you, and to have glimpsed your heart... by the way, that second stanza brought tears to my eyes. How you have blossomed in your work... it takes my breath away.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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So true- once you have experienced light you cannot unexperience it. Mystical and beautiful

Posted 7 Years Ago



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For we have thought the larger thoughts And gone the shorter way. And we have danced to devil's tunes, Shivering home to pray; To serve one master in the night, Another in the day. ..I do love.. more..

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