red bellows of flame have blackened my stones
convulsing my frame and cracking my bones.
h-ll’s dragons of steel who roar in their chains
crawl into my caves to suck out my veins.
i’ve split the sky ten million years
and i’ve been called a hunderd different names.
i know the stories of the wind,
i’ve argued with the thunder and the rain …
till eagles flew from urizen
revealing how my mother’s
face was horribly changed
by the apes …
where once shepherds dined the diamond
the ash of my pine is choking my strams
“o-yam-tsu-mi”- i invoke your name.
but “o-yam-tsu-mi” lay broken and ill
by the plight and the pain of his mountains
by his waterfall weeps
once again …
– ancient j-panese god of mountains
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