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The Way of Water
by Patrice D'Ambra Burdette --Pataliyah

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Thoughts on life and death...the ways of water and loss


 

 

 

The Way of Water



"Silent watchman on the wall
beam a hand's breadth from me now
scorch of gaze forsaking sleep
radiant brand to char my brow
fire by night I plead release
how you press me, how I bow."



           ~~~~



Ink to hand & mist in a swirl
of coming dawn--
a baptism worthy
(the interminable black
of water)
to soften blood
           just below form

Water knowing water
blood bidding blood
the way it wills

The flip of motion
in a thoat-rattled sigh
to swallow itself Whole

For only Light has more power
& cruel knowing--
Silent Watcher
          of the way of water,

the cry of blood,
its boundless thirst calling up from the earth--
          Naming holiness
from ashes--

Blood-hunger for  
           level
its ruined softness, the tendered places--
Purity in stillness

& the caved lips of
sleep.







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Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/17/2006
Powerful spiritual imagery here Pataliyah. You write with a penchant towards surrealism, and what you are conveying is not readily understood without meditation. Whether it was intended or not, "and the caved lips of sleep" is as good a description of death as I've ever read. You are gifted!
Be blessed
Richard
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/17/2006
The Light always brightens up all corners and recesses !
Peter
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