Behind blind fire
Cool steady flame
Lights the Path.
Melanie, Old Warden, 2006
“May you have the faith
to carry the lantern,
the flame dies,
the Divine Fire
will show you the way.”
Bali, Dec 28th 2010
Ursula D, Studio E, 15.12.2013
In the heat of the night came a blood curdling cry
His face was contorted with fear
As he went into battle he knew he would die
And he knew that the moment was near.
As still as a rock the Magician stood tall,
Connecting the earth and the sky,
He watched the brave warrior as he went into war
And he, too, knew he would die.
Be my flame
Be my light
Guard the sacred
Ursula D., London, 2013
The city burned that night, and the animals died.
We had heard stories of giants and ice,
But this fire was worse. Some could only cry.
But in that moment of extinction I came alive,
Pulled iron from the earth and fought:
Salvaged a blind girl and a tricky youth,
Stood guard against shock and grief.
Lightning will shatter the tallest tree,
And fire can burn a whole forest:
But some seeds need a flame to flourish.
Out of every battle a seed will follow.
Ash and Elder, the beginnings of tomorrow.
Sophie Juneau 28th December, 2013
Go not in anger to the fray
Your inner vision guides the way
With metal for printing, and display
the work you’re fired to make today
With hot metal forge and bend
And shape the form you would amend
Bring into light with strength and power
The burning vision, seize the hour
Crumble dusty ancient ways
Trample over danger days
Light the fire that burns the new
To life, begin and follow through
Sunflower, West Sussex, 27.12.2014
far from wrong perception,
the eye of the heart is beating.
May the vision of wholeness
hold the flame we follow.
Mercè Naudi Bonet, Barcelona, 21.4.2018