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Genkai musings - Not a rock, I'm just Ruth
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Genkai musings
Phoenix
by D.H. Lawrence

Are you willing to be sponged out,
erased, cancelled, made nothing?
Are you willing to be made nothing
dipped into oblivion?

If not, you will never really change

The phoenix renews her youth
only when she is burnt, burnt alive, burnt down
to hot and flocculent ash
The the small stirring of a new
small bud in the nest
with strands of down like floating ash
Shows that she is renewing her youth
like the eagle
immortal bird

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shira From: shira Date: February 22nd, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. How true. Copied and saved this - I can so understand it. Thanks for posting this.
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