Eliana and Adrian

Eliana and Adrian

Eliana, giving, warming, radiating light,
meets Adrian, absorbing, taking, cold and dark,
at the edge where day meets night

“Be as I,” she says,
“we can be warm”

“Cold is part of my being,
warmth I have none to give”

“Be as I,” she says,
“I am illuminating”

“Dark is my being,
even in your light,
else none you’d see”

“Be as I,” she says,
“I’m giving”

“Taking is part of my being,
be that warmth or light,
I give what I can
coldness to warmth,
darkness to light”

“Be as I,” she says,
“I am a star”

“I am the space in which you dwell”

“I do shine everywhere,
in all directions from my core”

“Your shine is only within me,
you can not shine around me”

“I‘m giving life,” she says

“By taking your own,” says he

“Be as I,” she says,
“be giving, warming, radiate with me”

“I have no core that‘s self consuming,
I can not take from self to give,
as water I surround whatever is within”

“Darkness I give, darkness I am,
is this not what you need to shine?”
“Coldness I give, coldness I am,
your heat would quicken my demise,
if I were another sun”

“I’m giving life,” she says

“I am forever,” he replies

© Heinz Ross, NPA, Australia
23 Apr 2009

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  • Narcissus17
    Narcissus17about 5 years ago

    truly poetic! I liked the parrallelism, and following a line of thought and feeling.

  • Heinz
    Heinzabout 5 years ago

    Thank you, Narcissus17

    here is one that is still liquid:

    Letters in the ink

    In the pot of ink the letters in a knot,
    immersed within,
    all as one

    Scribe tries to extract one with reed,
    reed can not hold the ink,
    ink splatters on the page
    to leave in spotted pattern
    sentence in a blob

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