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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
This is a poem of fire and silence.
Why fire? In ecstasy, there is often a sense of heat -- filled with immense love -- that permeates the body. This warmth seems to emerge from the seat, flares in the belly, and rises upward, fanning out at the heart.
The fire rises in me,
and lights up my heart.
As this fire moves through the body, it also moves through the awareness, consuming all thoughts (or, more accurately, the tremors from which thoughts emerge).
I say again:
I don't know
what to say!
This fire burns away even the thought of "I" -- only the sense of this living flame remains.
it leaves me open mouthed
like a fool...
But the heart, giddy with the expanding vista of bliss, nonetheless wants to share its joy. Though it has no words left, it still wishes to speak of "this marvel,"
to summon words
from my silence.
Have a day of bliss, fire and silence!
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