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Brilliant, but not Burnt

by Alison McKenzie


Gold threads driven,
Plunged deep into tissue,
Stretched taut,
But not torn;
Lit brilliant,
But not burnt;
Seeping life’s essence
In all directions,
But not scattered;
Mended and stitched,
But not broken.

This is the strength
In a heart
Rendered in love;
For which the sheet music
Continues without end.

02/05/2012

Author's Note: I've been working with fractals lately, and this one took about 3 hours to finish.

Posted on 02/05/2012
Copyright © 2016 Alison McKenzie

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/05/12 at 02:55 PM

I like how the different opposites balance one another out. Another strong spiritual piece; excellently appropriate artwork also.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 02/05/12 at 04:08 PM

... excellent.....

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/05/12 at 08:24 PM

The coolest thing about your fractals is seeing how your artistic soul comes through in another medium besides poetry.

Posted by Laura Doom on 02/14/12 at 06:23 AM

History repeats itself, nature reinvents itself, and nothing but attention to detail changes, which is where your heart explodes the myth :>)

Posted by James Edwards on 02/17/12 at 01:13 AM

aha! a take on 'love'. and not frustrating at all Alison. kudos!

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 08/24/12 at 12:58 PM

Wow. I did the double imagery. I love the inspiration photo. I'll be interested to see the progression. Are you still editing?

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