new threads in the tapestry – each fugitive moment


each fugitive moment

« N’es-tu pas l’oasis où je rêve, et la gourde

Où je hume à long traits le vin du souvenir ? «

-Apollinaire

Christ_of_Saint_John_of_the_Cross

in that precious moment that fugitive glancing

 

snowy rivers flood  sapphire tears shimmering

your roguish eyes  taking  mine by surprise and

so shocked encore

deeper dew into snowflakes

melting condescendence into transcendence

 

that precious moment  this precious now

 

finding ourselves baptized amidst radiant darkness

neither your harts nor mine can plumb such waters

one fugitive glance shattering solitude

crushing sapphires if not into rubies then

 

these fragile words engraving virgin visions

 

chemical rivers burnishing rust into gold

your crystalline eyes radiant visions haunting

too thrilled encore

secret hopes staining rivers

washing transcendence beyond condescendence

 

shining deeper mirrors  mirroring mirrors

 

the impossible dreams all unbroken harts envie

blazing coronas crowning undying stars

my decadence quickens your satiety

into transgressive lust twice jaded still not

 

beyond mendacity our transcendence is

 

nothing if not one dying god still seeking

if not marble  tombstones never falling then

twin dragons dansing within flawless diamonds

sacred wines distilled from labyrinthine vines

 

afflicted with inescapable sorrows

 

with each passing glance beauty redeems herself as

such tintinnabulation consecrates evil flowers

are we not this dark womb wherein liltih wanders

wherein we inhale ambrosia of musky asters?

 

each fugitive moment pas encore this undying suchness

already encore pas encore encore pas encore always

pieta

 

chrétien marc valentin

(© 17 december 2013 – 20 january 2014)

 

 

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