To Mold the Fire: A Paradelle for the Questioning

September 5, 2011
By eforman GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
eforman GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions”
Rainer Maria Rilke quote


And the sunlight plays in your golden palm, my love
And the sunlight plays in your golden palm, my love
Of her own accord, no shadow is there concealing you.
Of her own accord, no shadow is there concealing you.
Is there no sunlight in the shadow of your concealing love?
Her golden accord, and my own palm plays you.

A faded flower lives by what other’s memory?
A faded flower lives by what other’s memory?
I will become as they from before my time.
I will become as they from before my time.
As other’s flower, a faded memory lives from before.
By my time, I become what they will.

I ran into the fire that I am trying to escape.
I ran into the fire that I am trying to escape.
But, mind me, you want to fit inside their mold.
But, mind me, you want to fit inside their mold.
Escape trying to mold the fire that ran inside their mind.
I am me, but into you I want to fit.

In to no other’s mold ran the golden memory.
But, before love, time plays her palm that is.
My own mind lives from their concealing you and I as sunlight.
I am the flower of what they want,
Into my accord you escape their fire.
Will I there become a faded me by trying to fit inside your shadow?

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this paradelle by the intense fear one experiences when deciding to enter a relationship - the fear that such a union will force the oneself to compromise. The uncertainty associated with the degree to which one will have to compromise themselves for the relationship is a very tender, raw, and somewhat selfish fear that is intrinsically natural.

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