I am the ambiguous creature
I breathe
fire and water
and yet
no flames burn
and yet
no water drowns
I swam early
and float now in cool fire
I am the ambiguous creature

© Arcadia Tempest 2010

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  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroabout 4 years ago

    Our dual nature, it seems, can cope with many elements… are a most skilled and artful creature. xoxo

  • Hi Cos
    I have been thinking about the duality of this time of year, the commercial and spiritual.
    There is a sense to me of this write with the pressure cooker of the end of a year and forced situations in the name of Christmas cheer.
    I reckon if you can’t be cheerful to one another on other days besides Xmas then might as well stick paper bags on our heads…
    So anyhoo thanks for putting up with duo layers in 2010… watch out for more in 2011! xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • tjs1010
    tjs1010about 4 years ago

    calm (water) yet passionate (fire), you are so spirited in what you give with your writing. At times a tornado of passion yet also such a calming influence as you paint with words. Beautiful KS

  • Tom….I have to tell you this is likely one of the most wonderful comments I have ever received about my writing and my intentions behind it.
    Many many thanks for being so loving and supportive, you are a good man… xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedabout 4 years ago

    well done yet again xx

  • Hi ya
    Thanks, appreciate your words.xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • missyjennyb
    missyjennybabout 4 years ago

    Ambiguously beautiful. :)

  • Yep, embrace it me thinks… tis all good if we don’t get too tied up in knots about it ;O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic, KS. You are we. This is uncanny, as I am writing something with the same sort of vibe to it. Love it! xo, Rusty

  • Hi Rusty
    I think I did visit your prose on this subject.
    But just incase I did not …I have the worst memory, could you be a darl and send me link please? xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsabout 4 years ago

    one must come nautral and fluid and filled with cool fire in the belly to see into, behind, and be of this world all at once. beautiful little diddy this early am!

  • Love how you see duality Kristin, you so get this, you so live this me

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • sandra22
    sandra22about 4 years ago

    Our duality may just help float our boat on the hurly-burly sea…
    Thoughtful write Karen
    sandra xx

  • LOL … I am likely to get seasick me thinks.
    Good thing I have long legs….:O) xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 4 years ago

    Ambiguous beauty….

  • I reckon it is the duality of beauty the makes it more real… xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraabout 4 years ago

    Perfect, you’ve managed to paint the picture of this confusion…..I love it. :) Solar

  • LOL….confusion?
    Nah perfectly clear when you look into the fish bowl of life ;O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyabout 4 years ago

    Aquabiguus amphibious nothing ambiguous about your writing has you thinking til the last

  • Oh I am in the swim of things here, I love swimming, meditative it is for me.
    I think I must just love getting lost in the moment . ;O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

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