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The World’s First Face


In the pale moonlight
He carries his bride
Up the hill,
Both of them naked,
Bringing nothing but themselves.
So in all beginnings
The world is bare,
Empty, free of lies,
Dark with silence –
A silence that sinks
Into the depths of time.
Then comes the light,
Existence,
Man and animals.
So in all beginnings
Everything is bare,
Empty, open.
They’re both young.
Both have come a long way.
Passing through dawns bright with illusion,
Skies filled with hope,
Rivers lined with comfort,
They have come to the afternoon’s warmth,
Both of them dripping with sweat –
And standing on a barren coral reef.
So evening comes,
Bringing dreams
And a bed
Lined with gleaming coral necklaces.
They raise their heads:
Millions of stars in the sky,
This is their inheritance,
Stars and more stars,
More than could ever blink and go out.
In the pale moonlight
He carries his bride
Up that hill
Both of them naked:
The world’s first face.
Burton Raffel
Peace,
Tenthltr2u
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About tenthltr2u (1031 Articles)
A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2 Comments on The World’s First Face

  1. Simply beautiful! ~Jane~

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  2. Thank you

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