the dutch mirror – spring trio iii


iii

such secret suchness**

“Too late, O Ancient Beauty, have I loved thee…”

                                                -St. Augustine

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my love asked my love for a song of love today

 

just this one taste my longing lately grasps

that no more leads the path from me to you

all secret doors at last are thrown open

where starlight melts silence into music

 

it is not possible your face to fade

darker love wrinkling cracks not gently held

brighter longing seeking not discovers

rose and thistle do not equally sing

 

yet sing as i of love never the same

 

an empty mirror floats on a pure pond

wherein unbroken dreams the moon reflects

the golden sun piercing her silver heart

midnight tears transform ever dawning bliss

 

birds declare such love as ever the same

 

clouds weeping raindrops dissolve into light

brightest longing seeking not discovers

darkest love in pieces falls held too tight

it is not possible such beauty fade

 

my love whispered my love such a love song today

 

while starlight falls silence becomes music

all secret doors at last love throws open

all golden paths melt into emptiness

just this one taste my longing lately grasps

 

there is already always enough suchness

my love whispered to my love such secrets today

of beauty already ancient always new

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such secret suchness within all i am all you

 

mark emmanuel christopher valentine

(may 29, 2005)

** ten (beats is a mystical number of beats per line – two fives, as such expressive of nonduality and completeness as  in ten white beads: eleven (two ones side by side) beats per line is a prime number of mystical oneness as in transcendence of emptiness (such suchness or the emptiness of emptiness)  as in beyond the interior castle (seven being ‘the perfect number’.

 

 

 

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