Enrobed in scarlet, a brilliant blazing bird, With eagle’s strength, the child of sacred fire, She sounds a cry, that’s forever heard When consumed in Self-lit flames, she does aspire From the funeral pyre, to show the world Herself, reborn from death! Mankind she shall inspire.
In ancient time this wonder did inspire Heliopolis, where flew this fabled bird, To reach the Sun, lamp light of our shadow world, And immolating in his mystic fire, Her Being rose from ashes to aspire To know New Life, such tales we've heard.
When this Egyptian legend was first heard, The daring thought was one that did inspire Each soul, that now had right to so aspire, And follow the lead set by this courageous bird. If self dares to die upon the sacrificial fire, Pure Self will emerge as victor of this world.
This paragon is an emblem for our world, Proclaiming news, that everywhere is heard, Setting the wooden minds of men on fire, The deathless spirit mocks at death to inspire! Thanks to the valour of this wondrous bird, The Soul of man, can to an after-life aspire.
So people of all lands can after all aspire To reach the peak of hope in a worried world, And pursue the flight of virtue like this bird. So sound the golden bugle and be heard! Men should know such transformation can inspire To be born again in sacred sacramental fire.
The petty self is scorched in conscious fire, And from ashes, the Self does once again aspire, To such new birth, and the hearts of men inspire, And transform their dismal dreary world. Joy again, can everywhere be heard, All thanks to thee, oh most excelling bird!
By wondrous art she does inspire our world, It’s vital we aspire to what’s been heard, Arise from sacred fire, dear Phoenix bird!
My Poetry can best be termed 'Post Modern Formalism'. It is an aesthetic poetry returning to mainstream of classical English Prosody as a reaction against to-day's overworked prosaic free verse, which as Robert Frost succinctly stated".... is like playing tennis without a net'. I repect the principles of musicality, and where ever possible similes are rooted in Nature. As mystical poetry they demand and elevated language. My main influential educators have been Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Algernon Swinburne.