by Susanne Arrhenius
A dream of encounter.
What to do with the land
As the seventh son?
Blue Heron crossed the lake.
The heat of the heart of a dream,
Fused a vision of land as a gift.
To wild things and to the
Children of children of children.
The Blue Heron flew across the lake
But the Heron became Egret
And the Egret became Phoenix.
Non-ferrous metal annealed
In the furious inferno.
Dueling with death and atomization,
Fate blew a gust of cool air
Between 1500° and annihilation.
The thud of the heart of that bird
Threw wings – the sound of creation,
Alchemy fusing metal and dream.
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