fire

RECORDATIO

 

Today

I flung a

Flower

Into the fire

For you

Commemorating our

Anniversary

Of separateness

Scent of rose attar

Floating to the

Silent dimension

Of your stubborn

Anger

I inhale

Exhale

Repeat…

 

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Fire Art, Pinterest, no attribution

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NEVER DREAMED I’D CRY

 

*scroll down for YouTube video”

 

River mink babies

Peeking at me

Pedaling my Walmart bike

Down the Starkey trail

In pink and orange dawn

Does and fawns

Waiting to cross

As we whiz by

Windy freedom

Interrupted only

When the dreaded hill

Is reached

But finally breached

And legs pump pedals

While the Withlacoochee

Whispers nearby

Three more miles

Then water and rest

Among green scrub

Controlled campfires

Hot Florida dirt

Nature at her best

Not five miles from home

And now Starkey Park

In the drought

Over 2,000 acres burnt

50 percent contained

Echoing all the fire-themed music

And I hear

The Trammps sneer

At the fire

As they sing

“Burn that mother down”

And my tears fall

But there aren’t enough

To stop the raging…

 

© 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Starkey Park nature trail

YouTube video https://youtu.be/A_sY2rjxq6M The Trammps

I CHING HEXAGRAM #56 FIRE OVER MOUNTAIN

(The Wanderer: Lu)

 

“Success through smallness.
Perseverance brings good fortune
To the wanderer

 

Ah, the urge to seek knowledge

To travel, once again

Life is leaping into an adventure

Risky, yet rewarding

 

From the burning city asphalt

To the planet’s desert core

To swampy, humid muck

Finishing in finest, thin-spun mountain air

 

How I enjoy daring myself

Blaming it on the tossed coins

As I smile in anticipation

For age is a mindset

Until the body catches up

But there is still time…

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE & JUDGMENT: I Ching Online