weaving the tapestry – reweaving threads unweaving

the incense of suffering

(to the Muses of muses and her shadows)


“There is nothing in my self that can be relied on.”

 -St. Teresa of Avila



my hart said to my harts

there is nothing

at the hart of the rose

nothing is here

but the incense of suffering


the diamond hart of kwan yins

seeking nothing

she floating on water

finding nothing

her hart of all harts still weeping


the tears of black madonnas

speaking of suffering

the rose within roses

heaven still sorrowing

crowning warriors kings hanging


the sacred hart of harts

suffering nothing

he walking on water

seeking without fearing

the fragrance of a burning rose


the subtle minds of bodhisattvas

finding truth ennobling

on lotuses dansing

sufferring nothing

still their unworthy hart leaping still


smoldering tears  washing my cheeks

unworthy as we are if not

serving the midnight rose

we are nothing if not

the incense of love suffering


nothing is certain while nothing is suffering


within the immaculate hart of harts

something comes from nothing comes compassion

goddesses awaiting gods returning home



so i follow the incense of a smoldering rose


chrétien marc valentin

(© 08 août 2014 – 1st draft 04 septembre 2003)


*The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself, Chapter 5

This entry was posted in Poetry, The Living Logos, The Path of the Sacred Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s