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After Light the Fire

- a solo nijuin renku -

English version by Liviu Martinescu

the first butterfly
erupting crater
or sap at work in the grove

           a mountain sprig on fire
           two irises in bloom

the flames of those feathers
illuminate the cup
of our last tea

           the book as well as the candle
           transgress reality

winter moon
a spark of burning ice
over things from the past

           from the depths of the mirror
           render me this person to the snow

in your absence
moths swirl round
my eyesight

           the spurt of o symphony
           advancing in a mass of wax

sacred scarabaeous
that can only survive
by devouring itself
           
            how the passage of thoughts
            through the lamp bulb can hurt

two suns for one town
in a subterranean star
space is no more

            how the rainbow soaks up
            the light of angels

giving the wheel a spin
I could see against the spikes
her dreamlike face 

           the silence of the falling leaf
           on sizziling shoulders

sun-flooded gate
the moon bouncing off
every blessed chestnut

           when autumn comes the form takes off
           to the world of my other self

the blind musician
warming his hands
the red tulips

           I will only be able to play
           during that hour the clock utterly lacks

home again
the wild rose
curls round the guitar

           May wind dilating the fire
           after the light had its chance




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  1. Date: 11/2/2011 6:01:00 PM

    This was awesome!!! very talented poet Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 1:55:00 AM

    Multumesc pentru comentariu. Sint si alti romani aici de exemplu: Monica-Cristina Moldoveanu si altii. Daca apesi din cind in cind pe WHO IS ONLINE la stinga ecranului pe la mijloc vei vedea steagurile membrilor. Daca te duci la prima pagina la dreapta la blog-uri citeste articolul meu care va fi publicat intr-o revista din San Diego in doua zile...

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 1:56:00 AM

    Welcome to our Poetry Soup, Constantin! Lovely poem. You'll find this site very interesting and you'll feel at home. Best, iolanda

  1. Date: 10/1/2011 8:08:00 AM

    a brilliant poem,.. i really am enjoying it for the second time,,, and sharing it with a friend,.. have a nice one,..p.d.

    Severin Avatar Constantin Severin
    Date: 10/2/2011 1:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    many thanks, you are very kind, happy to have such a nice welcome at my first entrance on this amazing site!
  1. Date: 10/1/2011 7:21:00 AM

    I like this alot your clever/smart in your effort and you may like my style check me out. Don't be turned of by the length of my poems please. I need another's opinion and see if you understand bird's song. I would value your opinion.

    Severin Avatar Constantin Severin
    Date: 10/2/2011 1:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks, karl, i also love your poetry, it's so expressive and very close to the mystery of the universe...