Warm Anticipation: Poem 08

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Poem 08.

'Warm Anticipation' is poem 08 in a series of profound poems by New Zealand poet Pearldiver. This short poem is an allegory, which means it can be interpreted in different ways, depending on how it is read.

One theme within it could be about loss and not letting go of the ghost within that holds one in familiar habits during times of grief. Another theme could be, that the poem is about being woken by an amorous ghost of desire, determined on haunting and seducing the subject.

There are also less obvious and subtle interpretations built into the words of Warm Anticipation... However you do interpret the words, this is a poem has been intentionally written to be thought provoking... May they be good thoughts... Enjoy.

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Poem #08

'Warm Anticipation’


There’s a chill that subtly strokes my face

Wakes me, just before the dawn

And it lets me know, I am in the place

Where great love is spawned

I have no idea, as to why it should be

Nor why its presence, is so sworn

But I’ve always felt you come to me

Before the sunrise, so forlorn

And you fill my soul with such warm anticipation

Yet when you leave, my heart is torn...

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* Words by Pearldiver *

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Life Iz Beautiful 3 years ago from India

Simply beautiful. I felt like my guardian angel subtly stroked y face.

voted beautiful.

Have a great day.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Brilliant I thoroughly enjoyed this one and vote up plus share.

Eddy.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Salini, thank you for taking the time to read piece and leave such a positive comment.. perhaps that is exactly what the touch was.. cheers.. take care... don't forget... it's sometimes worthwhile putting out milk and cookies :) PD


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Eddy, thank you for your great review of 'Warm Anticipation' it is a piece I enjoyed penning, so I'm pleased that you liked its flow.. so cheers for the vote and share also... our rugby teams are playing each other today... I think the Welsh with their kiwi coach have a good chance of creating a public holiday... :) ... put your feet up... PD


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love your poetry, although this was sad for me, " Yet when you leave, my heart is torn. "


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Oh no.... please don't be saddened by this poem... it is a celebration in many senses... for example: this is a recurring set of emotions, in which one can rely on and focus on... the fact that

"And it let’s me know, I am in the place

Where great love is spawned..."

You are reading this in the wrong context Ruby... read it in a different light and you will see that it is the 'ghost' that is forlorn.. it is merely sharing it's emotions with you... and taking yours to remain able to!

In that respect... there is a mutual benefit in the love.. and the loss!

It's a deep perspective that is on display here... but you will see it, when you approach it that way... trust the words... there's an irony in them.. and much more.... PD


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Awesome poem. Thank you. Have you met Jhamann? He is on poem 7 of his 100 quest.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Martin, thank you for your positive review of 'Warm Anticipation' - glad you liked the poem... No, I haven't made the acquaintance of Jhamann... so I will certainly check out the poetry on offer... I have written over 70 pieces for this particular series.. but only about 1/3 of them will be published here, as they can provide good backlinks... Cheers for taking the time... take care.. PD


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

This rendition reminds me of those moments when I believe my dear sweet Dad visits me when I need him the most.

Blessings and I can not thank you enough for this poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Loved this.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi shiningirisheyes, good.. then it is not only me who has experienced this and it is incredibly real... as the poem suggests... it is the moving energy that is intuitively felt and not visually... you may then be completely right in your belief... and if so, then the love lives on! Glad you found the relevance of my words... enjoy them always.. cheers for your excellent review... take care... PD


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Rasma, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this poem.. glad you liked Warm Anticipation... and the enduring power of love... cheers for your positive words... take care.. PD


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

The feeling of warm anticipation is a wonderful feeling, and I am sure most of us have felt that warm glow in our hearts! Beautiful...... PD!


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Lizzie, thanks for taking the time to read and review Warm Anticipation... yes, there are all sorts of anticipation and hahaha, as a fisherman I learned that it's different depending on what sort of fish (or people) you are hoping to catch...

This poem was written about a ghost that used to wake me up and sit on the edge of my bed, until the sun came up... Her presence was so powerful that I always knew when she was there, just to let me know that she shared my room 50 years before... eventually, I found myself anticipating her arrival and energy...

An extremely interesting situation and a long story to remain untold atm. But as it transpired, I knew things about her that I shouldn't have known unless I had lived in the same times as she had... so one shouldn't assume that there is 'no life' after death... glad you liked this piece... take care... PD


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Interesting comment to read first thing in the morning! Now I am very curious about this ghost that shared your room..... Would love to see you write about it. I will be the first one to read it, Promise :)

And I do believe in the afterlife.... Life will be pointless without it!


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Life should never be 'pointless' as you put it... we each have a period of time in which to travel and create our destinies... I believe the energies that we encounter within our lives are to help guide us and help us understand those things that so many others ignore or simply are 'too closed' to appreciate... My ghost I knew by name, before even researching her history and life... Perhaps at some point in my life, I will share some of my experiences like that... but right now, on a site like this one, I'm sure most would not believe my candor... just as they don't understand what it is like living on an island or lighthouse... it doesn't relate to people who 'haven't lived' beyond the city walls!


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Prisana 3 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

There is a lighthouse on Morton Island that watches over the ghosts walking around the island...beautiful poem...my ghost is an old Burmese lady from way back when...she visited me in Bangkok a number of years ago, but she did not appear ethereal....she was as solid and real as any living being...must admit it freaked me out...I lay in my bed too scared to see if she was still standing in front of the door...maybe I have told you about her before...what is your ghost's name?


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Prisana, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this piece. 'My' ghost was one who had slept in the same room many years earlier and had never left. She had died there unbeknown to me at the time and she had clearly been very sad at the thought of having to leave, which is why I wrote about the heart being torn. She had loved life, though never married and she seemed to be happy to wake me at around 4.30am, sitting on the end on my bed as if we were great friends talking until the dawn... I guess in a sense we were.

I'm sure that this is more common than most are prepared to admit to... it tends to be a merger of energies that communicate silently... I have always found that scorpio trait of fascination with death etc to be far more than just fascinating... maybe that's why 'your' ghost was attracted to you huh? Take care and don't fall for those cheap 'sheet over their head' imitations... real ghosts were real people... PD

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