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A Poem called "Legend of Eternal Union"

Wish Upon A Star by Caoimhe-Aisling

Wish Upon A Star by Caoimhe-Aisling

Legend of Eternal Union ~

On the verge of course of time's war,
Where brittle frost envelops fire's core,
In which twilight and dawn at each other glance,
Two obscure, misted shadows dance.

Palms touch under the moonlight's landscapes,
As their silhouettes take corporeal shapes,
Sun shines through the cobweb of oblivion,
Two shadows, one couple in a million.

Countless lives around the world,
In each, one finds the other, it's been told,
Striving unity through Forever's Street,
Two bodies, one soul, one heartbeat.

The match is long-sealed in fated certainty,
At the right time, they'll ascend to eternity,
For them, heaven has only one thing to devise,
Two shapes, to exist together, or demise.

- A Poet in Attempt

“Ancient lovers never forget the echo of each other's hearts. An ocean of lifetimes may pass but still, in the end, your heart will guide you home.”

— Unknown Author

~ About the Poem

There's an old legend, made by an unknown romantic a long time ago.

Once upon a time, in a very dawn of time, long before the first civilization known to mankind originated, two parts of the same soul, impregnated with immeasurable and primeval love, came to an agreement. For the first time since they became a whole, they will split up for the sake of their journey to Earth, all in order to one final cause: to find each other again, and to merge. Their goal was to prove to themselves and all the others, that their love is strong enough, their desire engulfing enough, to make them strong enough to outbalance all the obstacles, no matter how enormous they might be. They'd live countless lives, love and lose each other over and over again, only to find each other in another life, again, and again, and again until they overcame everything in their way. Their only reward? Eternal union with each other.

And this short poem? A clumsy ode to the legend. Some people still believe it to be true. Maybe it is, and maybe it isn't, but there is something comforting and immensely romantic in the idea.

© 2020 Ivana Divac


Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on November 23, 2020:

Thank you so much, Denise. It means a lot to me!

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on November 23, 2020:

Thank you so much, Ankita!

Ankita B on November 23, 2020:

Beautiful poem. I loved it.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on November 23, 2020:

That is such a lovely romantic story. It seems we are all obsessed with the searching and finding of that one person for us. We love it in movies and books. We love it in our own lives. Beautifully written.



Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on November 22, 2020:

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 22, 2020:

I love your poem and its imagery. The legend is very interesting. I like the way in which the image, the poem, and the legend match each other.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on November 22, 2020:

Thanks a lot, everyone! Your kind comments mean the world to me.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 22, 2020:

I like the idea of people being united in eternity. I am glad that I found this in the feed. I read it yesterday and found no way to leave a comment.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 22, 2020:

Romantic, as is the legend, and I like the structure of your poem, with the last line of each in italics. I found the legend itself to be rather a roundabout way of confirming eternal love!

Well done!


Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2020:

Beautiful poem about eternal love. Thank you for sharing.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 21, 2020:

This is a romantic thought well-translated into poetry.

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on November 21, 2020:

Thank you so much, Sankhajit!

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on November 21, 2020:

lovely post

Ivana Divac (author) from Serbia on November 21, 2020:

Thank you so much, Brenda and John! Your review means a lot to me.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 21, 2020:

It's a lovely thought...two joined for eternity.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 21, 2020:

An excellent poem, and I enjoyed the commentary explaining the story behind it. Well done, Ivana.

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