Rhodopa

 

 

Rhodopa 

 

 

Zdravei, zapoviadai, grebni si, kolkoto iskash, s raka -- Maria Braikova after Beinsa Duouno

 

I will send you a wave from Rhodopa Mountain.

I will be as a bluebird that careens and sings.

You will know me as the light that finds its eyes alive

and the rise of its flight as it blooms in the air.

 

Rhodopa is wild. There is no need to climb it.

Be silent and grateful for the indigo of night,

and the mountain will come to you and speak its name

through each blue lament and each rose colored toy:

 

Hello, here you are, take as much as you want by heart

 

**

 

In the valley

 

the roses

 

sleep in the air

 

they will not begin to wake for 1600 years

 

They dream of the Bulgars, the Cathars, Brook Farm,

 

Black Mountain College. . .

 

of still unnamed utopias untouched by approaching wars

 

 

**

 

The sun is simple and the sun is kind

The sun costs nothing and creates no debt

 

**

 

I wish you a silence of gold and blue birds

 

white and fuchsia hills,

 

green pines against a lake of opal

 

May light, like honey, pour through your head

 

and stream into the valleyƕs basin

 

If you are tired, wake to know the rain

 

Let the day bring you apples, cheese and figs

 

white blooms, deep soil, shining rose petals

 

a friend for each smile and a smile for each friend.

 

**

 

If you try to hoard Love, it becomes heavier than the Earth, heavier even than the Solar system. If you are pleased with the smallest manifestations of Love, it becomes so light you can take it with you. 

 

 

**

 

Goodbye, dear darkness,

 

here is your dessert:

 

These pears

 

their silence

 

these dissolving words .

 

**

 

As I turned from the alleyway towards the Castalion spring

 

where Apollo killed the monster python  wikipedia castallion spring

 

I looked inside the portals of the sun

 

and saw the future written

 

in generations of children

 

And in the vapors was an image of Kaspar Hauser

 

floating out of the mists of Nuremberg

 

and through the rubies in his heart, poured the New Life to come