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I built a cairn for all of you                                                                            
two days ago at sunrise.
I had no stones: I built it out of ice.
It waits there at the river, close on Aidan’s glen;
waits for sun to sear it gone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for some ill-bred brat to break it,
waits for my return,
mother of a melting monument.

 

I had no stones, so built it of the ice.
At the very top an arrow of this ice
points white up to the sky;
points to death, untouchability.
I built it all of ice to be the marker of the absent,
to speak of love and loathing,
speak of gloom and gladness,
to whisper the gifts of winter.

 

I let you know this sculpture of the cold
is there for you.
I let you know that all my fire is shared
into the ice.
Come by. Come by, lost wisps of energies,
rub up against your gravestone
at the river of the swans.
Rub up against my face.
Leave a quantum of love on the ice
of my skin.

 

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Posted February 12, 2011 by mishibone, braon, braonthree, sehnen in art, poetry

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