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In cities of ashen shine you pucker lips
too lush to be anything but bridges.

Winding through windows
the wind chimes slowly,
mingles the threads of your brown hair
with the voice of horses wild, unseen,

brought from the steppes of common place heaven
to the machination of light that surrounds you,
city dwelling fox of the fiery tome
of unreason.

In this catastrophic miracle that is my dream,
in this cosmic clutter of symbols
and names

where the histories are meaningless
and bones turn to stone
and stones fly,
launched from the small hands of children;
in this reckless melody first heard
so many dreams ago, this composition
of burning wolves and howling jellyfish,

random shapes unexpectedly take form,
the nonsense
is all laid out
and spoken with measure. Jungles cease to be
a water paint haze
and become jungles, teaming of song's true form

when from the moistures of a shower
you emerge, deciphering.
For the Inner Divinity Contest [link] hosted by the Wordsmiths Guild, of which I am a member![link]

I chose Vishnu, the supreme god of Hinduism, because of the basic premise in his (or her) mythology: that Vishnu, sleeping in the cosmos, dreams, and that his dream is all existence.

For a nice article by Joseph Campbell, detailing the spiritual symbolism of Hindu mythology and Vishnu, visit: [link]
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MissTsukii Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! Wonderful piece! I'd like to let you know, as i myself am a Hindu, That Vishnu is a main Vedic God who is a male but can take female avatar(forms) also, who is 'Mohini'. His mythologies are a pleasure to read :) And thank you for this piece!
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These lines -
random shapes unexpectedly take form,
the nonsense
is all laid out
and spoken with measure.

chapaV Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm glad you enjoy.
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