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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

When the Heart Bursts into Flame

What Was Your Face Before You Were Born?

When the heart bursts into flame

history completely disappears

and lightning strikes the ocean

in each cell.

There, before origins,

where the double helix

is struck  like a tuning fork

there is a hum

on which the universe is strung.

(by Stephen Levine, in The Way Ahead, edited by Eddie and Debbie Shapiro.)

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