Themes :

On a mundane level, the crown represents rulership, rising to a level of control or mastery over the world around you. It is the highest point of the physical body, representing authority.

In mystical terms, the crown, from the top of the skull to deep within its base, is perceived as dilating, relaxing and opening up, and then it fills with light. There seems to be pouring in of divine light from above.

This is a key element of the sacred experience perceived by mystics and it is often referred to, directly or indirectly, in sacred poetry.

Poems with the theme of Crown

  Bacharach, Naftali A Poem for the Sefirot as a Wheel of Light
  ben Kallir, Eleazar Epithalamium
  Bradstreet, Anne There is a path no vulture's eye hath seen (from The Vanity of All Worldly Things)
  Bulleh Shah What a carefree game He plays!
  Clare of Assisi When You have loved, You shall be chaste
  Gyatso, Kelsang Little Tiger
  Holderlin, Friedrich Remembrance
  Plunkett, Joseph Mary I See His Blood Upon the Rose
  Po Chu-i Autumn's Cold
  Ramsay, Jay I saw a great light come down over London
  Reninger, Elizabeth Reflection
  Sinan, Ummi The Rose
  Stein, Edith Novena Of The Holy Spirit
  Symeon the New Theologian You, oh Christ, are the Kingdom of Heaven
  Szymborska, Wislawa Miracle Fair
  Tilopa Song of the Mahamudra (Tilopa's Song to Naropa)
  Tolkien, J. R. R. Galadriel's Song of Eldamar
  Traherne, Thomas Love
  Yeats, William Butler The Secret Rose