MYSTICAL POEMS: “The slumberer” by Elsa Barker



Flaming June, one of Lord Leighton’s last paintings


The Slumberer

O THOU mysterious One, lying asleep 
Within the lonely chamber of my soul! 
Thou art my life’s true goal, 
Thine is the only altar that I keep. 
Rapt in the contemplation of thy repose,         
I see in thy still face that Mystic Rose 
Whose perfume is my soul’s imaginings, 
And Beauty at whose awesomeness I weep 
With over-plenitude of ecstasy. 
Thy slumber is the great world-mystery—       
The paradigm of all the latent things 
That in their destined hour Time magnifies: 
Its emblems are the intimate hush that lies 
Over the moonlit lake; 
The wonder and the ache       
Of unborn love that trembles in its sleep; 
The hope that thrills the heavy earth 
With presage of becoming, and vast birth; 
The secret of the caverns of the deep.

by Elsa Barker

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Beauty in the artist and his painting, Amira. Awesome and the poem too is so lovely and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! You have great appreciation for art my friend!!! ❤


      1. Yes Amira art in itself brings out beauty of love and joy. Welcome dear♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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        1. so true dear friend! ❤


          1. ♥️♥️♥️♥️👌👌👌👌👌

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  2. LindaP says:

    Lovely poem and awesome picture! Love and warm hugs,Linda.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Linda! So much love and joy back to you as well!!!<3


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