Saturday, July 10, 2010

re-birth





Phoenix

are you willing to sponged out, erased, cancelled.
made nothing?

are you willing to be made nothing
dipped into oblivion?

if not you will never really change

the phoenix renews her youth
only when she is burnt, burnt alive, burnt down
to hot and flocculent ash

then the small stirring of a new small bub in the nest
with strands like floating ash

shows that she is renewing her youth like the eagle.
Immortal bird.

d.h. lawrence