On hands and knees
to hide,
to blend into the scene
she becomes the quiet brave.

It took a forceful cunning
using tricks to save him
from the flames and then
yes, her master’s
dinner plate.

She didn’t understand how
it possibly could be
but she knew this dove was her
twinned soul
and even though she herself
was slave
she needed him to be free.

With energy borne of cosmic love
her heart skipped as they
exchange one last glance
to last for eternity.
One last shared thought
and with dramatic flair
one last push of will
and, wished kiss upon a breath of air

His flexible wings opened wide to take
in her breath and carry him up
to clouds on high.

The sweet release of letting go
will leave her richer for scars
she’ll later wear as the price
for setting him free.


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This is all fantasy based on the picture. I’ve written for this pic before but, it’s always intrigued me as to why she would be so dirty, on her hands and knees and blowing him a kiss as she sets it free. Why would she go to those length?
So, I came up with the thought of them being soul mates.  Who knows. Stranger things have happened.

Shared with Brenda W of The Sunday Whirl #51

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

17 thoughts on “Soulmates”

  1. Reminded me straight away of Cinderella. She was dirty and scared just because she did not have the time to care for herself fussing for the Mother and Sisters who used her. I like the one version (a TV movie I think) where Drew Barrymore (not sure of the spelling) has a happy ending.

  2. A lovely fantasy. It has a fairy tale quality to it, both lovely and dark, the contrast between her being a slave and his freedom.


  3. Oh, my! I love, love, love this one. From the instant I saw the picture, to the words “twinned soul”, their final exchanged glance, his freedom, and your process notes….I read it again and again.

  4. Quite the tale you weaved from the pic. I like the idea of soul mates, not so sure it is true, but as you say stranger things happen.

  5. smiles…you capture the magic in the picture so well…certainly rings of fairy tale…the soul being that dove is a beautiful thing as well bren…

  6. Terrific ending!
    The sweet release of letting go
    will leave her richer for scars
    she’ll later wear as the price
    for setting him free.

  7. Reminds me of the saying: Let it go … if it returns to you … it is yours … if it doesn’t return … it never was. The waiting is the hardest thing, Bren.

  8. Excellent exploration of your idea, Bren. The picture is gorgeous, as is your poeming of it. Joseph Bruchac is an Abenaki Indian, and a fine writer of books for young adults. One of his books, Wabi, is about an owl who falls in love with a maiden. It is a beautiful love story that incorporates traditional stories from Bruchac’s background. Your exploration reminded me of Wabi. Beautiful poem.

  9. i love the idea of the dove being her twinned soul! I’d like to think that we all have one. An enjoyable wordle, Bren!

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