Ruined by Your Beauty

by Dorothy Walters


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First, you cleansed me,
arriving as fire, as savage flood.

Next you tore me,
your panther tooth,
your lion claw,
limbs scattering like grass
in the garden of a great wind.

Then you made love to me,
night after night of unendurable
torment and passion.

Ruined by your beauty,
I have vanished,
fled into the nothingness
of who I am.

-- from Unmasking the Rose: A Record of a Kundalini Initiation, by Dorothy Walters

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