Thursday, November 29, 2012

11 Degrees of Fire: Other Fires that Burn

11 Degrees of Fire: Other Fires that Burn 

11 of 42 Days

Time is a factory where everyone slaves away earning enough love to break their own chains.

One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough.

One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The Infinite Incandescence
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being!

— Hafiz
(from I Heard God Laughing, trans. Daniel Ladinsky)

The Eastern shore 


The Gypsy 



ring, and push
and pull 
the massive 
vessel toward 
its destination 

The wild 

to break 
through the 
solid steel 

the water 

to break in 
to save its 

 Only an 
ember lives 
breathing stale 
dreaming of 
an inferno 

 a cold flame 
in the darkness

Kori 2012

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