IN VISIONS OF THE NIGHT

January 4, 2008 at 3:17pm (Poetry)

                     . 
There are dragons
at the bottom of the river,
and the blood of demons
in the sky.
       .
And to our left and right
the virgins fly
through that open window
that opens to the sky.
                                                                  .
And in the blink of Shiva’s eye,
a dark mountain
rises to an even darker sky.
                                                                                         .
           (and pierces Shiva’s eye)
                                                                   . 
Make no mistake:
the secret is the eye:
the eye that sees
and does not see;
                                                                                            .
the eye looking at the eye
looking back at me
                                                                .
right before we die,
when there is neither you nor I
but only a far-off speck
in a far-off corner
of Shiva’s far-off eye.
                                               .
Om shanti, shanti, shanti Om.
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