"caught in the vortex of desires, those fires within that consumed the dross of dawn"
|Like water for chocolate,
the stars winked out that night;
the energies of the universe
caught in the vortex of desires,
those fires within
that consume the dross of dawn
and the set of suns,
brought all to a zenith
bright as fission,
far reaching visions of what I dreamed
before I met you.
From afar I'd seen the smoke
wondering where was the fire. Lord,
where was the flame of my desire?
For where there were embers,
there hid my hope.
© Kåre Enga [163.586] 2007.februar.25
Author's note to self: original in blog entry: "Zahara, Like water for chocolate"
Revised November 7, 2007. Again July 2021.
Submitted to "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest" Round 98.