A fallen man, I climb out of my fear

by iran_zameen

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood--
A lord of nature weeping to a tree,
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.

What's madness but nobility of soul
At odds with circumstance? The day's on fire!
I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall,
That place among the rocks--is it a cave,
Or winding path? The edge is what I have.

A steady storm of correspondences!
A night flowing with birds, a ragged moon,
And in broad day the midnight come again!
A man goes far to find out what he is--
Death of the self in a long, tearless night,
All natural shapes blazing unnatural light.

Dark,dark my light, and darker my desire.
My soul, like some heat-maddened summer fly,
Keeps buzzing at the sill. Which I is I?
A fallen man, I climb out of my fear.
The mind enters itself, and God the mind,
And one is One, free in the tearing wind.



profound, real and universal fear

by Monda on

I can relate to that darkness and that darkness is what brings me to light over and over again. Thank you for your beautiful share.  I hope you get to write more.


Nice…it captures the pulse of our times

by PERS66 on

and dear Alchemista…no…you are not alone,

There is an army of us out there ;)


Thank You

by alchemista on

Beautiful!  I really enjoyed this.  Comforting to see I'm not alone.