The Fire Within

by Venkat


The fire within, I hold in icy metal
melts every rock, laid high and deep

The lion within, I keep in a fox’s skin
fears no plot, schemed of evil design

The sky within, I seal in walls
lets in every bird, winged by birth

The temple within, I bury in soil
hears every word, open to speak

The clay within, I box in glass
takes every shape, pressed in love


2 Comments to “The Fire Within”

  1. I absolutely love both the poem and the painting. Deep and moving.

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