The Elixir

May 30, 2012

A silence falls

cast’d ethereal darkness across the peopled plain.

Nothing stirs,

all intent on torch-lights, reddened, six-fold,

 that twinkle afore our collective eye.


from vested, steadfast lips yonder.

Then behold,

amid incense-smoke swaddled,

the tri-part bell’s clarion trill announce,

a chalice alift and declared thus:

the blood of God,

whence partaken, life eternal bestow’d.


before the True Alchemy bow’d.


my soul sent aloft desirous

swore that from this elixir,

I shall henceforth

never be kept.



“The Celestial Liturgy” – By Rachel M Gohlman (me)