posted for abichica on her birthday…


dragon come now quickly

“If I am what I am because you are what you are, and you are what you are because I am what I am, then I am not I and you are not you.”            -Hillel

DelarocheYoungMartyr

from where i sit i see but hear nothing

the lake sound of water eroding shores

the indivisible source dividing

or should we not rather say uniting

the meaningful with the still meaningless

not this

not that

that we see i am and am not

oh darker one this would that could be dead

death come now quickly quickly now come death

we would what cannot be that i were dead

from where i walk i taste but smell nothing

the cloud danse of wind immolating stars

the disambiguous source deriding

or should we not rather say enduring

the useless condemning the useful

and this

and that

this i taste you are and are not

oh darkling one that would this could be dead

quickly now come dragon dragon come now quickly

i would what cannot be that we were dead

from where i run i touch but feel nothing

the moon song of shadows devouring light

the evolving oneness revolving

or should not i rather say involving

selflessness eclipsing selfishness

not that

not this

that i touch we are and are not

oh darker one we would i could be dead

love come now quickly quickly now come love

we would what cannot be that i were dead

from where i stand i grasp but seize nothing

the peak note of snow fracturing mountains

the disreuniting goal retreating

or should we rather say not denying

purposelessness from greater purposefulness

still this

still that

this we grasp i am and am not

such truthless self could this that would be truthful

quickly now come beloved beloved come now quickly

your lover would what cannot be that he were dead

within this world there is nothing for me but you

the lake sound of water eroding shores

the cloud danse of wind immolating stars

the moon song of shadows devouring light

the peak note of snow fracturing mountains

within but beyond these

the dirge of my unbroken heart weeping

or should we not rather say redeeming

mere insincerity with more sincerity

not this

not that

this which we are is already more love

oh darker love would this that could be dead

serpent come now quickly quickly now come serpent

we would what cannot be that i were dead

just for you there is nothing beyond enduring

just for us love deathlessly absolves hate

unborn love refining undying love

as with you

so with me

our love dying

quickens undying love

still undying my love is your love unloving still

as love unloving love your bliss is my sorrow

as love undying we are grief defining glory

just too all these

and too all those just

one becoming oneness

we are all that and more just

more

than impoverished bliss

of selfish unloving selfless love

more

than unmitigated grief

of selfless loving selfish unloving

neither alone nor unalone my beloved

without your darker radiance

my radiant darkness would sleep

to sleep perchance to dream

we would i were dead

we would i were this

i would we were death

to dream perchance to sleep 

quickly come now dragon dragon now come quickly

we would be dead as death rekindles love

dragon come now quickly quicken now my undying love

miradragon

mark emmanuel christopher valentine

(©march 25-31, 2009)

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