Heaven Relived / In Death Divine

Silver coat gleams fresh as air
Uncarved as new-grown birch
Unscorched by internal fire
Stag bears its crown and leaps
Ice crystals glittering on the rock
Shards fly and cut deep into earth

But Lord of Forests rules
Amid moonlight and starlight
On those two cold autumn nights
In gloom of entering daybreak
Sleepless world unites to daytime haze
Rivertears form lonely lakes

Believe in your heaven’s fire
Admire the golden forests
Witness the phoenix’s birth
Have faith in the ice sea’s depths
We die and become one

Charcoal black clouds envelop endlessly
Weary life journey heading always
To birthplace of death
The road darkens, horizon nears
Lake glints softly blue
Sacred spell never to be broken

Believe in your heaven’s fire
Admire the golden forests
Witness the phoenix’s birth
Have faith in the ice sea’s depths
We die and become one

Swiftly carried by northwind
The dead’s song calls sweetly
Three-magics child tarries ever on
Northland lingers in her heart
Drowned in pools of dreams
Stream winds a way to the sea


(Arifa Isabel - January 2005)
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