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Is love the single position unvisited via dying? Are we the perishers nonetheless in a position to realizing love? dying, provide me a reputation to name you by way of! ' an area divides me from myself the place loss of life and love watch for me. Flesh is my baptism. From the intensity of all that perishes, I sing of affection ... ' " 5. "Why did you marry me? " "I was once simply jogging with not anything of my very own, nowhere to relaxation. I slept and woke up, and also you have been mendacity on my pillow. i assumed of Eve and Adam's rib ... I dreamed that clouds rose prior to me. A voice acknowledged, 'Choose no matter what you will have' and that i selected a stormcloud, and we either drank from it. I stated, 'Let my flesh reduce and stretch, look and disappear. My outfits deserted me, and darkness clothed me. the realm made its domestic inside of me and acknowledged, 'Descend deeply into darkness. ' So I entered darkness itself and observed a stone, a mild, sands and operating water. I met myself in you and stated, 'I won't ever depart this darkness. ' however the solar betrayed me through illuminating every little thing. '' "But how, how did you marry me? " "My physique got here to you're keen on the wind coloured via the earth itself. Like planets of wind we enjoyed. " 6. the day prior to this I closed my door on the sight of the 1st famous person. I pulled the curtains, and that i entered her. If i am a sorcerer, my love's like incense. If i am a sorcerer, my love's a hearth, an altar, an ember. I become smoke. I conjure up an indication to dazzle her. Her loins hide a wound that awes me [8 five] and holds my final demise in a nation of towers and angels ... I see a unadorned guy crushing hurricanes in ecstasy. Baptized by way of waterfalls, he drops to his knees and disappears. I dreamed I washed the earth until eventually it glistened like a replicate. I walled it with clouds and fenced it with hearth. I held it in my arms and domed it with tears. "What ultimate reward are you getting ready for me? " "I'll wrap you in marriage ceremony outfits, my attractive, and introduce you to the grave so that you could have no worry of demise or of the dying of affection. i'm going to swim with you and provides you dying to drink. i will provide you with every little thing among the grave and death's gratuities" I stated, "If just a lady may be obvious because the sky. If basically the area can be a stone named intercourse. " and that i stored imagining that she was once like a sea in house till I fell in love with foam and concealed it in my eyes and swore that waves will be my neighbor. In her depths I drowned my sorrows. unsleeping with me all evening she whispers, "You are my angel. underneath your dermis an angel hides.  Let's plunge into the deep back, my love, and go away to others the peak and breadth of all of the different kingdoms of the air. " needs If I have been water, i'd pierce whatever's stable. i'd seek underneath the soil. i might reside the destiny of dew and clouds. If I have been a cloud, i'd go above sheperds in spring and be like a tent for fanatics. If I have been a box, i'd be a harvest. i might comprehend like planted grain how the seasons commence and proceed. If I have been a candle, i might event the passing of time in bread emerging ... in a tear. i might restrain myself, and on my sky will be inscribed phrases like ash and charcoal.
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