kaianni By kaianni, 7th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This poem was written at the beginning of a transformational journey into my own heart.


Finding my way once again
with a flame dancing on my palm
deeper into this cavern I wander
why am I going towards the darkness?
I seem to have forgotten my quest
a yearning deeper than hunger pulls me forward
drawing me ever farther into the blackness before me
this feeling I cannot put words to
yet it owns my every breath
my every waking moment
cautious steps, small and uncertain
winding my way downward to the depths of the unknown
I can hear the ocean waves outside the cave
rhythmically lapping upon the shore
beckoning me back towards the light
still I walk, my silent resolve like a pulse inside of me
another turn, and the light behind me becomes a speck
half of the way out is now obscured
by dripping rocks that are the caves inner lining
my fire flickers, threatening to extinguish
my fear distorts my focus
I must not waiver, not now
one more turn spiraling downwards
and I have lost the light from outside
there is no turning back
one foot after the other, quietly
replacing the rhythm of the waves
with the steady beat of my heart
two more turns, they are closer together now
the spiral gets more narrow as you approach the center
there is a whoosh, a sudden breeze of heat past my face
catching my hair and sending it over my shoulders
my flame has grown, in a burst of light
reflecting rainbows in the drops of water
still dripping all around me
I am close, so close
a sense of peace emanates from the fire
washing the fear from my heart like a summer rain
three more steps, the last turn,
and I am there…

© Aeshnidae Aesthetics aka kaianni


Cave, Fire, Flame, Heart, Poetry, Poetry About Life, Poetry For The Heart And Soul, Poetry On Love

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author avatar kaianni
I am a freelance graphic designer, Academy of Art University student, mother, and photographer. I write poetry, fiction, and about photography, life and love.

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author avatar Kevin1877uk
7th Aug 2013 (#)

Lovely post April :)

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author avatar kaianni
7th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks, Kev :)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Aug 2013 (#)

Deep poem, Kaianni. Nothing ventured, nothing gained - siva

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author avatar kaianni
9th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you, very true, Siva.

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author avatar Souvik
1st Oct 2013 (#)

Good poem Karanni.

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