This Green and Luminous Fire

Spring rain can set the woods aflame

With that most gentle and successful fire 

That lights with life itself the bark that slept 

In meditation,  waiting

 

Green fire as intense and yet diffuse as love

That quickens and yet calms 

More constant than the moon and stars

In transformation, waking.

 

I’ve  walked the forests in the sun

And dreamt the dreams of these warm trees

Their leaves so firm and quaking

I’ve  kicked the brown mold on the ground

To send its scent, ascending.

 

But it’s in the warmish rain of spring

With the whole world  still and waiting

This softest fire sets alight

A deep internal reckoning. 

 

This green must burn my heart to ash

No separation lasting

It’s soft blaze sears away all lies

Its beauty, unrelenting

 

 

One Reply to “This Green and Luminous Fire”

  1. Whew, wow I feel the energy of this powerful piece, even in my bones. The cycles without, mirroring the cycles within. The life/death/life/death/life repeated as a constant within the course of our lives as it is a constant of the life cycles of the earth. You have captured the essence of this, beautifully.

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