arise and wage a revolution of your spirit (audio poetry 2:58)

I wrote this piece in 2010;
audio poetry is new as of today.

“The Love of Souls” by Belgian symbolist painter Jean Delville.  The painting won the Silver Medal of the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900. 

Spread your arms wide
and maintain your position, dear one,
For though your spirit wearies,
The skirmish continues.
Amassed on the hillside
your compatriots of the heart
Surround and embrace you,
Advancing in a fusillade of radiant awareness

A more courageous company of courtly warriors
the world ne’er has seen!

You stand, embraced in a mantle of becoming,
Armor peeled, fallen useless
upon tremulous ground,
Your family of light stands naked
to the call of tender volition

Rising to an imperative
that only the Archangels in their glory

could contrive in your name!

The weaponry of old suits no purpose for you now
Lay down your bludgeons of judgment,
Bullying your way through the collective herd
rewards you naught
And the time upon you is Now!
Your heartspace emblazoned
with a shaft of brilliant light
You are known unmistakably by the crown
that issues forth above you,
No shingle portends your arrival
with such power and aplomb
You exist far beyond the casual sobriquet
or weighty appelative

Your every breath carries the signature
of your soul upon the wind!

For brave advocates of all that is good and true,
This is no time to tarry
The wheel turns and the future rests upon
this one sacred and inviolable moment
The sleeping rouse, a multitude of inner suns
kindle in unerring crescendo,
Release your shackles and know
that they cannot prevail in this rarefied air

Arise to your destiny and claim your one true nature! 

She meets you at the doorway of your untrammeled existence
Red rose in hand
Eyes luminescent
Three drops of musk to anoint your wrinkled brow.

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