Friday, June 27, 2008

Glass Knives

True vision is a glass knife
precise and lucid, throwing rainbow sparks
into shadowed corners you didn’t know existed.

It will cut you to the bone
before you even feel the pain.
It will leave splinters of brilliance
embedded in your flesh.

These crystalline fragments will work their way
into your eyes—transforming the world to prismatic clarity
into your hands—slicing away falsity from everything you touch
into your heart—turning blood to liquid ruby light

until you are more glass than flesh
picture window, smokeless lamp
burning with revelation.

Now it’s your job to shatter into
more glass knives.


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8 comments:

Granny Smith said...

This is breathtaking! I am always amazed and delighted with your beautiful use of imagery. And I like your vision of "vision."

Lilibeth said...

True vision...yes so sparkling and sometimes painful to catch and impart. Well done.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a "shimmering" idea. I love how you used knives - usually a negative image - as a positive!

San said...

such distinct imagery. and i love how it all comes together.

Saoirse Redgrave said...

Unique imagery and a call to action--nicely done. :-)

~Saoirse

danni said...

very well crafted with creative imagery!!!

Lirone said...

Beautifully written... a real kaleidoscope of images.

one more believer said...

the vision of a glass knife cutting into one's soul giving one insight.. dynamite... throwing rainbow sparks into... thaz the best!