Life / Death

The singer stopped singing,
still, there’s a song
in the air.

The candle flame went out
but Fire does not cease
to exist.

Life / Death.
Matter and Spirit.
This world and the Hereafter.

It’s exactly the same.

© Frédéric Georges Martin


illustration: Fire Painting F31
(Yves Klein, 1961)


Planets revolve around their star,
the wind blows as the sun sets
trees sway, sapphire rivers flow,
somber flames start to dance.

And the Night mist reveals
deep and hidden things,
and the Moon watches over dreams
until unaware shadows flee,

then bodies wander the world.
But the Hearts still beat as One
for the Soul lives

© Frédéric Georges Martin


illustration: Fields Of Fog (Eyvind Earle, 1990)