CLIMBING WITHOUT ASCENT
RUNNING WITHOUT ADVANCE
WERE YOU THINKING ABOUT DYING
OR ARE YOU DYING TO BE REBORN?
Between the straight line of evolution
and the circle of revolution,
in a held tension,
is a gyre.
In tension, creation,
In tension creation,
In tension, creation.
Snake advances by vacillation along the ground,
gyrfalcon's wings beating up and down.
In the greatest tension, the greatest creation,
and the greatest creation is the gravest danger,
and destruction is tension held taut beyond limitation.
Taut 'till broke,
bent 'till rent,
the acrobatic art
and the acrobat
The fearsome fire white hot burning up,
white knuckled clenched fist gripped tight,
the teeth that grind in the night.
The parched string screaming taut,
bent to point of rent,
the piercing pointed
arrow of light,
FLAME OF CHANGE
FLAMES TO BURN THE PAST AWAY
Enantiodromia through the wall that is the inside of an egg.
Primal instinct in integration with x-ray vision.
A bow of hope pulled to the tightest taut,
bent to the quivering razor edge of rent,
knocked with an arrow that was blackest coal
but through fear's anguished energy
was crushed, fused and crystallised
into a piercing pointed diamond
of sharpest compassion.