Fire and Water
They say water is stronger than fire
just like gentleness can extinguish fierceness.
Yet, on the enchanted waters that flow
in your land, Bride, on your swelling rivers
and seas, you have lit inextinguishable
flames of ardour.
Those waters are aflame with inspiration
and safely guide the poet's barge
to the Isle of the Blessed, the Immortal Ones.
Bride, your hands and eyes shine
on the healer's path in the thick of the forest,
nourish the smith's forge with sacred fire,
cleanse your devotee's heart with the water of life.
This is so; I am ablaze too, dreaming awake,
chipping away at my airy sculpture
with the chisel of love, holding
a vision of timelessness...
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