ISSUE 3: WINTER 2016 / LOS ANGELES POETS / POETRY

“Fire Meditation” by Jake Bowman

(Set to music by Earth Arrow)

Long before men worshipped books,
The eternal flame stood
Dancing signs of sacred energy:
Divine birds alighting upon
Nests of grass & wood,
Bright force flapping wings of heat.

Light-dark waves bobbing us together in action
Unite, consume and subsume our lives.

Fire is the original holy text,
An endlessly unfurling scroll
All our legends are told around:
A Torch in dark caverns of the Mind.

We breathe air to burn and
With these forking tongues of Spirit,
Lick the Words of God!


Jake, LA ’15

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