mixed media, Poem

Once Lost

Once Lost
Once Lost – A Mussete

The dove is often used to symbolize the Holy Spirit and peace. It also symbolizes the release of the soul in death. It makes me think of eternity actually. I believe in eternity, and that God has placed eternity in the heart of man.

Do you believe in eternity?

This poetry form, Mussete, is new to me. I found out about it by Ryan over at Days of Stone. I like the challenge of trying out different poetry forms, and used to write a lot more poems using poetry forms in the past. I thought I’d try my hand at it.


56 thoughts on “Once Lost”

  1. Yayy the first one to comment :D…..So Mussete it is…I love how u try different forms of poems 🙂 and this is fab as always
    And whoaa nothing could I say abt this piece…..Standing ovation …’clap’….love the colors, their appeal….the acuity of eternity it shares….awesome!

    1. Hahaha. Yeahhhhh! I love seeing you here Saaransh. Yes, Mussete it is… Thank you so much for your kind and appreciative words Saaransh – you’re a star.
      Have a super weekend, my friend.

      1. You are too kinds Saaransh. You’re the S T A R, forget just capitalizing he ‘S’. All the letters need capitals when it’s you. 🙂
        Have an amazing week.

  2. Lovely. A mussette is not one I’ve don’t before, but I like the style.
    Eternity is a looooong, loooooong time. It makes forgiveness a bit easier when you think about eternity.

    1. haha, yes, eternity is actually outside of time. So tough for us finite puny humans to comprehend, isn’t it. hahaha.
      Oh yes, sooooo true @It makes forgiveness a bit easier when you think about eternity. Wow. Yes.
      Have a great weekend Wendy.

  3. I’ve never heard of that type of poetry, but whatever it’s called, you’ve done it beautifully. Sometimes I think of eternity differently. Not so much in terms of time, but in terms of happiness. It’s when I’ll be reunited with those who have gone before me, and then with those who came after me. Heaven.

    1. You know, I was reading something today that said that eternity is in the absence of time. Like God has just always existed. It’s so difficult for us tiny little human to wrap our finite minds around the concept, don’t you think? Like the absence of time and space?
      Thanks so much Rob.

  4. What a beautiful, deep, and eerie poem. I’m not sure what you mean by Eternity. I believe that when we die our souls travel somewhere, I’m not sure where. I don’t think death is the end.

    1. Hi Vashti. thank you so much for your kind comment. Yes, it is a little eerie. It should be right up your alley then eh. Hahaha. Eternity would be the absence of time. I think it’s difficult to comprehend because we finite humans have always lived within the parameters of time and space. Pretty daunting actually.
      Have a beautiful week, my friend.
      🙂 ❤

  5. This poem contacts a place I don’t want to dig too deep into yet. Spiritually frozen over the death or my mom. Still it helped me return home (question of God), even if I am not stepping over the threshold, yet.

    (Short but powerful work… kudos to you…)

    1. Ohhhh yea, that is tough. I’m so sorry for your grievance godtisx. I lost my dad about 5 1/2 years ago. I wasn’t close to him but losing a family member, or anyone close, really does make us look deeper, doesn’t it.
      Thank you so much. I’m so glad you thought this ‘short but powerful’. That’s a huge compliment for me and I truly appreciate it.
      Have a great week.

      1. Stacilys,

        Thank-you for your kind words. And yes, it makes you look deeper at everything. Definitely. Eeeeeeeeverything.

        It is the worst curse and the best gift, together. Before now, I was doing life like a dress rehearsal I think.

        Anyway, I look forward to viewing more and more of your work and you also have a great week! 🙂

    1. Ohhhh, thank you so much Alok. I’m so glad you liked this piece. I also believe our soul is eternal. Our bodies are just a tent for the time being, right.
      Have a great week.

    1. Yes, love never ends. Eternity is a tough topic to understand. For us finite beings, who have always been living within the parameters of time and space, the absence of time is so hard to grasp. I believe in eternity though. I know that I’m finite and that some things are just beyond complete comprehension.
      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I’m so glad you liked this art.
      Have a great week Elizabeth.
      🙂 ❤

  6. Lovely poem Staci! I really like what you’ve captured here, a transformation and acceptance of many things. At times eternity is difficult to comprehend, other times it feels so natural, as though there is no need to even think about it or try to define it. Beautiful artwork! Enjoy the rest of your day! ~ Mia

    1. Thank you so much Mia. So glad you liked this. Yes, that’s exactly it. A transformation. I think eternity can be a daunting topic. It is so difficult for finite humans to comprehend the absence of time. At least for me it is. I believe in it though.
      Have a wonderful week Mia.

      1. Staci, thank you for a lovely reply. Most definitely a “daunting topic”, yet extremely fascinating. Thank you for the well wishes, I hope you enjoy your week as well. Take good care. ~ Mia

  7. You did excellent with your mussete! And yes, I do believe in Eternity and the Holy Spirit 😀
    May your heart be filled with love!

    1. Ohhhhh, haha. Thank you so much. Wasn’t it you who passed this on to Ryan?😀
      I also noticed that you have a poetry forms section in your menu bar. I want to take a look at it when I get the chance. 😀💕
      May your heart be filled with love too Dajeena.

    1. Yeah!!! My father-in-law is going in for surgery tomorrow to get yet another piece of his body taken out, thanks to cancer. Poor guy. They’ve already taken out the bladder and now his urethra.

  8. Beautiful art work as always! I like how dove’s heart (star) is connected to the cross. 🙂 The poem is very different but it is an interesting form. I do believe in Eternity but I also have a lot of questions about it, especially concerning other beliefs…

    1. Oh Sibella, I don’t know how I missed this comment. Oftentimes they do not show up in my Reader.
      Thank you for your kind words. I just recently learned of this form. It consists of 3 lines, 1st and 3rd only 2 syllables, and the 2nd is four syllables.

    2. Oops. Hadn’t finished my comment. The 1st and 3rd rhyme.
      Yea, eternity is a heavy topic. I think you are not alone with your questions.
      Hope you are well. 😊💕

  9. I like this poem’s form–this makes me want to try out different forms of poetry which I haven’t thought to do before. I too believe in eternity and believe that we should look to eternity as we live and not to the things of this world. Thank you Staci for sharing 🙂

    1. Heyyyyyy Crystal. So nice to hear from you. I’m glad this has encouraged you to try out the different forms. You should check out ‘Shadow Poetry’ (you can google it) because they have so many with all the explanations and examples.
      Thanks Crystal and have a great rest of the week.

      1. Hi Staci–I definitely will check out Shadow Poetry, thanks for letting me know. I hope your weekend has been well 🙂

  10. Awww, what a beautiful poem, it reminds me of “light at the end of a tunnel”. I think believing in eternity gives us hope and being hopeful I’d the best thing to be.

    1. Ohhhh, thank you so much Ameena. You’re so sweet. And I love your comment. Eternity is such a heavy topic, isn’t it? We have always lived within the parameters of time and space, so the infinite can be quite daunting and tough to imagine. I think you’re right, that it can give hope, but I think the topic of death comes into play here too. Many, if not most people are frightened of death, I think. People don’t know what to expect once they leave their tent (body).
      Thanks again sweetie. Have a wonderful day and the rest of your week.
      🙂 ❤

  11. This is beautiful. In just 5 sentences, you spoke of such a powerful topic. sin leading to death, then redemption and life. Very well written.

    1. Ohhhh, that’s so great that you get it. Of course you would, right. 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      Hope you’re having a nice weekend.

  12. Ooh yes I definitely believe in eternity and a more permanent life after this one! That artwork is one my favorite from your artworks Staci, so so poignant & beautifully portrayed !! 🙂

    1. Ohhhhhh, thank you so much Zee. I’m so glad you like it. If you would like, I can email it to you and you can print it out. Let me know, ok.
      Love and hugs.
      🙂 ❤

      1. Wonderful Zee. Just send me your email address here: stacilys1 at gmail dot com. Once you send it to me I will send the art to you ok.
        Have a great day sweetie.
        🙂 ❤

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