Metal & Yang


It is the beautiful bird that gets caged.


As a halberd, plumed with feathers,
As an arrow, piercing sharply,
As a bird, woaring into the clouds,
As wings, flying powerfully, 
Are the halls to which our lord climbs.


Think not just of this life, 
where the material aspects 
are often little more that a trap. 
Aspire instead to the world beyond – to Heaven. 
All that is of this world perishes. 
Only the spirit lives on. 

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005