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I wait for the flapping sound of wings
Come for me, sacred falcon of ancient kings!
With penetrating eyes it examines all who calls
A worthy soul if it sees, upon them it swiftly falls

Unhesitating talons sink into grateful flesh and bone
Tired blood spills and returns the earth an ancient loan
Dead weight is lifted, carried ever higher, but
They cannot enter the lofty realms of desire

What was made of dirt must return to the earth;
The falcon raises its head and strikes at my chest
It seems to ask me, “Are you ready to be bled?”
Skin is pierced, bones are cracked; my heart is opened
(Am I dead?)

Blood-red rose wrought on the cage of my ribs
The falcon strikes again, it bits and it spits
It digs deeper, fiercely it seeks a treasure
It`s torture, it`s pain - dark twins of pleasure

My heart is torn, suddenly the falcon shrieks
As a shiny pearl in its beak it reveals
This, my essence, it keeps, the rest must fall
The pearl is my life, my spirit, my all

The falcon keeps climbing to an immeasurable height
Starlight greets us; there`s silence there and might
The pearl is released, quietly it glows
And its lonely light back onto the earth it throws

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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Laszlo, , today's a lovely day, and here you find me reading the feature poems of the week. !!CONGRATULATIONS with your nice verse i like this deep dark poem!! always~ LINDA :-)

    kecsedi Avatar laszlo kecsedi
    Date: 2/23/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your kind comment.
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 7:22:00 PM
    This is an amazingggggg poem.....

    kecsedi Avatar laszlo kecsedi
    Date: 2/18/2013 10:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much first of all for reading it and then for the comment. I've looked at your poem "Wildflowers" because - guess what - I have a poem as well entitled "Wild Flower". It's very interesting to see this happen. People are touched by the same thing but express it in different ways. Anyhow, thanks again.