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Poem – Divine Love

 

A poem for anyone that has ever felt pure love for or from their deities.

 

Love

All my life I wondered about

Divine love

I have been devoted

Twice before

And felt adoration

Awe

Terror

Humility

And yes, a sort of love

A connection beyond

The mundane

I knew I loved

I appreciated

I was grateful.

But love?

I didn’t feel it

In return

Maybe appreciated

Maybe thanked or honoured

When I followed through

On oaths

Commitments

Daily devotionals

But love?

I didn’t expect it

I didn’t miss it

I didn’t yearn for it

Because I was already

So fulfilled

 

Then you came back

Into my life

My soul

My heart

Like twenty-seven hurricanes

Sweeping expectations

Off the table

Yanking the tablecloth

And shattering the crockery

On the floor

Your scarred smile

My fluttering heart

Your eye roll

My laugh – at myself

Your subtle cough

Folded arms

My self-check

Your hair, like fire, surrounding

Mist like, intangible,

Filling my mind and senses

But love?

Pouring into me

Like never before

Like a strike of lightning

Like a shot of fireball

Like a glass of cold water

On the hottest day of summer

I have never said to the divine

I love you

I have said

I honour you

I worship you

I pray to you

I am thankful

I am humble

I am proud

I am stronger

Because of you

I say all these things

And this time

Only to you

I finally say

I love you

I love you

May I not be kidding myself

When I hear

I love you too

(But I feel it

My God

I feel it

And nothing

Compares)

 

*Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash

 

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About the Author:

Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance journalist.

She is the author of A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors & Pagan Portals – Celtic Witchcraft: Modern Witchcraft Meets Celtic Ways.