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The Phoenix

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The Phoenix

Through cloudy skies your phoenix flies high
Above the crimson morning sun 
Overhead with talons spread again
She soars to heaven’s boundless heights 

For none below who meet her fearful eye
And none of those who seek her golden  
Gaze of feathered steel escape un-noticed
Gates shall fail to grasp the fiery wings unless 
Your ancient bird returns to you
Furling from her scarlet breast

Narrow peaks of molten red in
Perfect synchrony will boldly rise again  
Upon the oldest form of chemistry
On blackened ash and blazing fire  
Molded schist and steepened briar sit the
Regal gods of resurrection

The symbols of our burning sun that other
Birds of myth and mystery will  
Only dream of flying with one day
Swiftly search the ruddy skies to find the  
Solitary bird, Garuda named and
Flaming feathers falling from the sun  
With silken grace as if his down 
Was with gold serenity  

A faded rosy crest - was left abandoned, wandering
Alone with eyes so fierce they scorched the earth  
For lore shall hardly tell of golden birds if
None survived the savage years of darkened skies 
As perfect as your scarlet friend you
Wait within her nest before the setting sun,  
Whose rays of painted passion soon would
Take your heart and lift it to the gods above  

Bring all the feathered beasts that care
To give her gifts of myrrh and balsam oil
Feel the gentle touch of Angha’s song, 
For all will hear her melody of peaceful praise
Begin to see her inner beauty as she
Drinks a crystal stream of love and harmony 
A phoenix free, will sadly leave you later
When the light of day gives way to starry night.  

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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 2:26:00 PM
    Sounds like a dream. nice poem. Catie :)