The Sword

August 15, 2018

A sword must have two sides
or it cannot be sharpened
Each side has to be furnished
both Heated and Cooled
Fire and Water.

Carefully crafted by repetition into perfection
The blade is drawn from the amber glow of burning coal.

A skilled swordsmith cannot sharpen his sword
unless he carefully crafts both sides
Ignoring one, and he will not succeed
The sword will have no edge, no balance.

We each walk, on the sharpness of the blade
We each fight, with the sharpness of the blade
Knowing that the sword is merely an
extension of our consciousness and being.

Knowing, light from dark
transcending, light and dark,
fire and water
is the alchemy
that determines the sharpness of his sword
and his mastery of it.
Knowing, how close they are
yet, still separate
he can now cut the darkness from the light

Not knowing, leaves him with a useless piece of metal.

© 2019 Soren Dreier

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