I walked slowly
Silently soaking in
The serene solitude
Of a sequestered garden,
When a series of strange impressions
Pierced into the deepest depths
Of my consciousness
And startled me.
I stood still
In agitated hesitation,
Poised to beat a speedy retreat,
When all at once I became aware
Of the strangest sense of freedom
An elevating sense of exhilaration,
An ecstatic exuberance of feeling,
A vibrant mood of exultation,
Accompanied by the sweetest liberation
Into the precincts
Of my enlivened heart.
It was a rapturous touch
From the Divine.
My soul revelled
In its new-found ecstasy
And I stood upright,
Winner of the field.
This one is amazing! It started out peaceful, and I wanted to take a deep breath. Then all of a sudden: Bam! In the middle my heart started pounding. It ended with the perfect amount of intensity. Lest I sound like a poet critic--that, I am not, but that is how your piece affected me. Wonderful work...