Paradise Found Poem by Elizabeth Jones

Paradise Found

Through young willow tree ‘gainst which I rest,
Warmest sunset bathed upraised face.
As assiduous star slowly plunged from crest,
Above this tranquil, mute resting place.

Lulled to a slumber I float, serenely adrift
Upon a lonely sea of unfulfilled dreams.
Unconscious void, a welcome gift,
Through warmth of dappled amber beams.

Bright vibrant hues of the rarest of flowers
Flecked deep recesses, hidden and unseen.
From between the trees of tall ancient towers,
Amid the blanket of plush laurels green.

Yet despite nature's beauty I forlornly languish,
Into a dream I quite welcomely fade.
A heart without love in sorrowful anguish,
Dissolving into summer's blossomed-bough shade.

An angelic wraith from highest height,
Descended to the earth but for one, unseen.
From blinding light of clouded white,
To earthly shades of forest green.

An untold beauty from obsidian skies,
Filled me with longing, tight at the seam.
An angel of heaven did spell mine eyes,
But was it a vision, or a waking dream?

She walked through shadows, dark as night,
Like a star in cloudless midnight skies,
And passed into moonlight, glowing bright
In the shimmering depths of ancient eyes.

A spark of love conveyed the sign,
With rosy flush upon soft cheek.
In glorious beauty eyes do dine,
And through a sigh a soul doth speak.

Arms of sanctuary, tender and warm,
A calming embrace to consecrate
The melding into love's pure form,
Until troubles fade and slowly abate.

A desperate heart that pounds inside the breast
And eyes that sparkle with unshed tears,
Feel softest hand rest upon heaving chest
And replace with calm the deepest fears.

Between cherry-blossom glades it blew,
Sweetened surge of evening valley-breeze.
Through luscious, rich autumn mane it flew,
A resplendent hue, with wistful ease.

Feathery hair, a warm burnished gold,
And lips as sweet as summer's red wine.
Impassioned kiss from soul so bold,
With delicate touch of love divine.

Glistening upon her bosom's swell,
The glorious flow of each delicate curl.
Kissed by a flurry from lush green dell,
Shimmering with the richness of a pearl.

A trembling whimper flowed between soft lips,
As love teetered desperately on the edge of abyss.
Her fingers cradled slender curve of hips,
As my soul bathed in seraphic bliss.

Deep in my heart, a throbbing ache
Radiated a glorious passion-heat.
As her mouth claimed mine, I began to break;
Submission to her intensity sweet.

I sank into eyes now vicious and raw,
As body burned in thunderous delight.
Kissed life-giving breath left me in awe,
As friction erupted into sparkles of light.

From frenzied peak we sank to rest,
Mind a storm of rapturous pleasure.
Held between flushed heaving breasts,
A happiness impossible for heart to measure;

Ethereal salvation in the black ink of night,
With quill, rewrote my story upon page.
Wet pigment flowing over parchment white,
Put all-knowing Fate into a rage.

She whispered beauty on this silent eve,
In my chest, my tender heart did pound.
Happy to fade and for this world to leave,
Once paradise lost, now paradise found.

Paradise Found
Monday, February 10, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: love
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