Firebird

FIREBIRD

The Phoenix, burdened with centuries of painphoenix

Seeks oblivion. Yet, struggling within,

Defeats itself and flies from its desire,

Rises, reborn — to live, to die, again.

 

Always alone, the Phoenix makes its choice,

Embraces once more the pain that purifies;

Glimpses the future form through present fires,

To create life anew each time it dies.