When Love is Loosed (A Sestina Poem)

Pigeons in Flight

~~ ~ ~~ ~ ~~ ~   When Love is Loosed   ~ ~~ ~ ~~ ~ ~~

When love is loosed, two tender spirits soar.
Their souls are joined together as they sing
The music only lovers doth adore,
The kind that shares sweet joy real unions bring.
This love we have means everything to me.
I’m quite sure passion’s kiss was meant to be.

Together we are all that we might be.
We’ll feel the stellar vibes that make us soar,
And climb the cloud blown currents, you and me,
To aeries where the mountain birds all sing,
And feel what only heightened senses bring,
The pleasures of great heights we shall adore.

Our joy’s a precious object to adore.
The thought of its cruel loss could never be.
Unbearable, the sadness it would bring!
The cause of it would make my anger soar,
Beyond despairing ballads people sing,
When history’s pundits pause to think of me.

For model, one need only look to me.
I’m not the kind all women deign adore,
Nor be the comely knave on lips that sing
Of heroes that all the children hope to be.
With love’s touch, unexpected feelings soar,
Beyond what other bliss you thought ‘Twould bring.

So dear, we must assuage the fears we bring
And shed all doubts. So difficult for me!
Then on the wondrous wings of dreams we’ll soar,
To place a loving couple can adore.
Ask not, whether to be, or not to be,
When bells ring as you hear yon angels sing!

Beware! No matter what past prophets sing,
We don’t know what predestined fate we bring,
Across all vestiges of time, will be.
So, let your tender touch now fall on me,
To feel the sweet release that two adore,
And slowly let those inner feelings soar!

The love we bring, choir angels sing!
When two adore, our spirits soar!
For you and me were meant to be!


Author Notes
This poem is about love, joining two lives as one, and releasing two identities into a joined pair.

This poem is a Sestina
A Sestina is a poem with a fixed repeating format, written in iambic pentameter tempo, using the same end words in six patterned sequences of stanzas, followed by an envoi of the same six words paired. For example, if you take the last word in line 1 of the first stanza and call it A; the last word of the second line and call it B; and so on…you’d have the six key words that are repeated throughout the poem, but never in the same manner. The six end-words must follow the fixed pattern.
Six end-words in a given sequence ABCDEF / FAEBDC / CFDABE / ECBFAD / DEACFB / BDFECA
(envoi, in this case DB-CA-EF).
Usually written in iambic tetrameter, this one is written in iambic pentameter.

The picture is from the author’s photo collection, simply of two pigeons in flight, taken in February 2012 at Bruce Vento Regional Park in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

%d bloggers like this: