Becoming the Falcon of Gold

I rise above the crescent moon to the seven stars, beyond the history of men, beyond numbers and words than bind us.  From the earth I rise like a falcon of gold released from a blue egg.  I fly above and below the great worlds.
I come from light and to light I return.  My talons grasp the ring of colors: the gold beak of dawn, the blue eyes of day, the deep red blood of dusk.  I rise.  In truth, I burst on the world like an arrow flung from darkness, sparks of fire from my forehead like burning stars streak the sky. I gather myself, thought and bone, and burst again into flight.  I soar and know the god who speaks with the voice of flame.
I am one of the great ones sitting in a field of corn.  I eat and am nourished.  In turn I offer myself, the bread of air, the white spirit of fire.  I am a falcon of gold.  I burn with a passion and lie still.  I flare and shoulder, live and die in a breath.  I sail on gold wings that fan the blaze.  I am consumed by fire.  This is what I was born to: to live, to love, to know, to change and embrace the infinite.  I shall not forget my becoming.

From Awakening Osiris—The Egyptian Book of the Dead, translated by Normandi Ellis

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 08:42:06

    Wow–I love this. I don’t think I had ever read this. The power behind these words is simply stunning————


  2. pegoleg
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 09:49:12

    I hope this means you’re feeling better?


  3. docrob50
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 14:47:02

    nice. a good resource. thanks.

    cool too that your “girl looking for a dive” blog got re-blogged! Me, i’m all for promoting your writing too.


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