Frozen Fire

FROZEN FIRE

Nursing scorched wings, you angel in disguise,
wondering gypsy with question mark eyes,
wandering homesick – no answers, no rest,
and for companions your demons at best.

What a rich,
complicated,
multi-faceted,
yin yang,
breathe-in-breathe-out,
unfathomable,
insurmountable,
irrepressible,
contradictory
being you can be being!

And being …

And being …

Projects smoke screens of promises and lies,
defends to the death, then later denies.
Flexible conscience, ethical mare’s nest.
Defensive? Fastest gun in the west!

And in the centre a wise,
silent,
calm,
watchful
I,
that sees it all
and breathes in
and breathes out,
without attachment
to the passing show.

And with detachment the fool becomes wise,
finds what never was lost. What a surprise!
Hidden in full view. Who’d ever have guessed?
Welcome, my angel, be welcome, be my guest.

Who was,
who will be,
and will only

ever …

simply …

be.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on November 9, 2011, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Love the content and rhythmic shifts. Very well crafted and constructed!

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  2. So very well constructed. “That sees it all And breathes in And breathes out Without attachment To the passing show” is so lovely. And the last lines of the poem are so precious. Such a wonderful job you have done on this poem.

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  3. You alrady know how I feel about this….It’s marvelouso, brillant, enduring, loving, amazing, beautifully constructed and priceless! Thank you, I love love love it! 😀

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  4. This is wonderful. I love your clever use of words, Ben!

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  5. woooowww!!! I am just absolutely so in love with your work.. :-D..wooww!!!

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  6. this is my ultimate favorite for many reasons, I still have this printed out but still have not found a lovely frame to match the art.

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