Friday, July 16, 2010

Radiance

If you wake up, really wake up
the world seems changed.
Radiance is everywhere. The smell
of roses. The fragrance of
a garden overflowing with the
thousand songs of Milarepa.
Suns dance hand in hand. You
were sleeping all this time. Wake
to see the bubbles of time
burst. Kick-start yourself
into eternity, into perpetual motion,
the dream of engineers forever.
Sky is the only limit
that the awoken recognize. Who
would dream on when they could
be awake
like this? Who would choose
the comfort of dreams over the
splendor of reality? Which
of us sleeps and which watches
the clockwork of the universe?
Mighty God, Most High
One of many Names
I lie wide-eyed at your feet. I
am your dog, your slave. I have
become your lover.
Death is only
the gateway to eternal life,
shatterer of chains, opener
of doors. Wake. The radiance of new
worlds awaits.

--for Big Tent's stegonagraphy award.
Collection available! Knocking from Inside

13 comments:

vivinfrance said...

Is this something to do with Khaled Hosseini's wonderful book?

Terrific poem, very dramatic.

Stacey Smith said...

Too amazing!

twitches said...

Good job stitching a lovely poem together while maintaining the message of the first lines! That must have been tricky to pull off - not sure I could have done it.

1sojournal said...

Haven't a clue, but I certainly love the poem you created with it.

Elizabeth

Stan Ski said...

I think you've turned a destructive force into a thing of beauty - if I'm right that the quote refers to the first nuclear tests.

Dan Gambiera said...

Stan, the quote from Oppenheimer is sort of a giveaway. Today is Alamogordo Day

ninotaziz said...

Dearest Tiel Aisha Ansari,

I have nominated you for the Pink Awards and would be thrilled if you accept it. Thanks!

http://poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-pink.html

Cheers and have a great weekend.

Thank you for most powerful imagery.

ninotaziz

Derrick said...

Marvellous quote and excellently woven into the poem. I used a similar method myself, without bold print!

evelyn.n.alfred said...

I liked the quote. It helped that it was in bold.

annell said...

Beautiful poem! Thank you.

brenda w said...

Tiel, This is gorgeous, you maintain the integrity of the quote bringing honor and beauty to the day. Bravo!

Everyday Goddess said...

Really incredible writing!

I gave you one of my weekly awards which you can collect anytime if you like.

xo

Tumblewords: said...

I was thinking along the lines of Bhagavad Gita but... It's a lovely turn of words.