In Search of Mine Other Half

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
In Plato's dialogue 'The Symposium,' he asks the Ancient Greek playwright 'Aristophanes' to present a story about soul-mates. He explains that human were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. At the time, it was said that humans had great strength and threatened the power of the Greek Gods. As a result, Zeus (King of the Gods) split humans in half as punishment, condemning them to a life forever searching for his/her other half; the other half of his/her soul. It was said, that when the two found each other, there would be an unspoken understanding of one another… That they would feel unified and would lie with each other in unity, and would know of no greater joy than this.

This is something that came to mind the other day. I was thinking about love and the idea of 'soul-mates' and wanted to write a poem based upon that beautiful concept. I wanted to be a little bit different and tried to have a go at writing in a bit of a Shakespearean way, as I love the language and the old English of the past. I know it's not perfect and there are bound to be errors in terms of the Shakespearean, but I had a lot of fun writing it so I hope you enjoy! :)

Submitted: November 01, 2014

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Where art thou my love,

I search for thee far and wide,

And yet my heart dost not find thy tender touch,

Oh how my soul hath cried.

 

I hark to the beautiful night sky,

As it's gentle breeze kisses mine cheeks,

I pray to these wondrous heavens,

Asking whether we'll ever meet.

 

Alas! Mine soul still wanders these lands,

In search of you dearest sweetheart,

The one who hath so much beauty,

And one who canst bring peace to this heart so dark.

 

I find peace in the warmth of the sun's rays,

And in the elegant song of the birds,

But I always think of you my darling lady,

Wherever thee may be in this world.

 

I dream of the day my sweetheart,

When fate shall bring us together,

Where our eyne will meet and our souls will join as one,

That shall be the day, when thy heart will forever be my treasure.

 

And when that joyous day doth arrive,

I shall embrace thee with open arms and a loving heart,

My touch shall be nothing but gentle upon you my love,

I just hope that our love will be strong enough, that we never part.

 

I want us to love unconditionally,

To love each other through all the faults,

To surpass the flaws of our design,

To hath a love that be never false.

 

'Tis you I want to walk along the river with,

Side by side as your hand delicately clasps mine,

'Tis you who I want to admire the ocean with,

As we sit together on the white sand.

 

Our love will be nothing but true,

Mine loyalty will forever remain with you my lady,

Thou wilt be my queen sweet dearest,

As we tell each other 'I love thee' daily.

 

I know that it may take time my sweetheart,

For us to discover each other,

But I pray that we will one day,

Till the end of time, thou wilt always be mine friend and mine lover.

 -- James William Cooper


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