notes on hope and redemption: #17 – descriptive limitations

Poem #41 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

Back to the Pilgrim – Introduction


is purification the same
as beauty
pilgrim

the blistering hunger of wild fire
scarifies
to uncover the pure heart
and so reveals a truth
that is beautiful
before consuming it entire

but how do you describe the smell
of cinders and ash
the feel of grey silt powder
as it is sifts
through your fingers

the silence
of a newly emptied vastness
is also a form of truth

yet there is little of beauty
in the purity
of such aftermath


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #42: notes on hope and redemption: #18 – knowing things

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