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A Dark Love is Our Fire


'Love is a fire
& I am wood.'-Rumi


A dark love
is our fire
Seduction
how like
perfection
or lightning
leaving sky
All heat
and light


You are wood
I am root
Sparks
split apart
by desire
Penetrated
by flame
and fire


Sanctuary
and
anarchy
th is love
Impetuous
and intense
All flame and
fragrant aperture
Deep

Tree
into
wood
Natural
cut up
made
useful
Together
born
opening
cutt ing
All brilliant
and bent
crying out

Some
say love
is like
being burnt

when one
finds
the possibility
of it

Like a weight
unknown until
the release of it

Lighter than air
brighter than flame
or exotic wood
meant to be
chiseled
carved
pared down
penetrated
broken apart
aroused

Or burned into
the periphery
of a world
or a circle
Each
invisible
shattered
edge

Imagine
the heat
of it


Love is a
dark forest

Full of wood
and flame

Submitted: Monday, November 05, 2007
Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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Comments about this poem (A Dark Love is Our Fire by ari' anna arena )

  • Rookie Phillip Sawatzky (5/5/2008 11:02:00 PM)

    Dear AAA

    A Dark Love Is Our Fire, is one of your best. Or at least it conjures up powerful images in my heart that ache so human. Seems like I got close to that beauty with you once....Hey, I know its all for the best, just miss you as lovers miss the sensation of being held long after the glow is gone. I'm glad you're still my distant friend and hope you keep writing til the end of time. Phillip (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/20/2008 12:42:00 AM)

    It's nice to see Rumi's wisdom personified in verse. (Report) Reply

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