Empty is only the warp of the tapestry,
the portion of pattern, is only the interval,
is solely the silence that shapes our pale music
heard faded when drifting towards day from our dreams;
from that sleep-shaded land where our souls
slake their thirst for the new, for the novel,
and the stone still rolls down the thousand-year cliff
from the first of our dreams, from the red heat of those plains,
from our search for safe shelter, from our consumption of carrion.
Yet if dreams hold an answer, as flowers clasp fog,
they must answer with breath, and, if they answer,
must move among stars, and have their own songs
of the body and blood, and must sing them....
The eye's iris closing in the brightening light...
The body, vanishing in the brightening light...
-- an old man running along a beach of blue sand
with a young girl riding high on his shoulders --
dissolves into its own memory.
-- pale and smiling
in the hot sanded winds
-- dissolve into a line,
And the eyes
-- gazing into the spaces between the stars --
grow dim and close on the dark.
Grow dim and sleep.
Grow dim and sleep.
Sleep long through the deepening dark beyond death....
Through dark on dark cupped in the palms of the far stars
where forged sunlight falls like feathers through bones,
through lost constellations without shapes, without names,
that are parts of the Pattern, forgotten mandalas,
while on Earth we return to the sun and the iris,
the iris and the sun, gleaming deep in that sleep
which only cool rain on the fresh leaves will lend us.
forever as love returns....
We are all
on all our faces gathered
here on a shore with no name,
on these blue sands by the crimson sea.
Stars above dwindle
towards the edge of light,
and whirling shake their tresses,
jet ebony, in a free wind blowing
east and west,
wet and warm,
now and forever,
Hello, Good-bye, I'll always love You.
We hold each other
here in the hour of last light.
There are others with us.
We have met them in another time.
for the moon is rising.
for the sun delays.
[For J.]Posted by Vanderleun at January 17, 2013 2:10 PM | TrackBack