new threads in the tapestry – the Muses of muses and her shadows vii (wings of fire)


wings of fire

Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing dismay you.
All things pass.
Love never changes.
Patience attains all it strives for.
She who has love
finds she lacks nothing.
Love alone suffices.
–St. Teresa of Avila

wingsoffire1

my hart is filled with water

but it will not sink

will not drown

 

carrion drifts in the surf

seeking the shoreline

the last wave

 

bleaching in the salt and sun

on the hungry sand

a crab feeds

 

the horizon glows with orange grief

a raging typhoon

surrenders

 

to the decadent embrace

of the setting sun

in all things

 

love seeks endless refinement

all mortality

hopes for death

 

a release from suffering

below the surface

pirates dream

 

of sailing beyond the sun

on wings made of fire

icarus

 

sought freedom from purgation

but fire craves water

death seeks life

 

freedom is beyond bondage

neither sun nor salt

surf nor dune

 

neither within nor beyond

the fisherman’s hook

love is found

 

upon the shifting surface

two lovers bouree

spar & flirt

 

two ships sailing side by side

singularity

at full mast

 

vessels filled with pirate dreams

sail through the drift of

floating stars

 

my heart floats in liquid fire

and it will not sink

darker one

 

it is rich with precious loot

that makes blue waves dance

it is full

 

beyond the boundaries of dreams

my boundless hart seeks

the last wave

wingsoffire2

this pirate ship mirabai  burns brightly

she cannot sink with you burning in this hart

thank you darker one for these wings of fire

 

mark christopher valentine

(november 26, 2003)

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