As Free As Flame

You are as fire,
As free as flame,
As distant star,
Shine full from far domain,
Rest long upon this earthly rock,
This crust of planetary dust,
Of blue-green sea,
Of mystery,
Of touch,
Of taste,
Of scent and sound unknown,
You warm this world,
Our heartbeat, strong,
You kiss this land, this body,
Hand and foot,
With heat and solitary song,
With open arms,
We gather here,
Together at this place we most belong.


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At the same time: in thanks of the sun that gives life to the earth, and as an expression of thanks for the love and experience of another.