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"Illusions of Permanence" by Ron Ellison - collected poems

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"Illusions of Permanence" by Ron Ellison - collected poems

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"Illusions of Permanence" by Ron Ellison - collected poems

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Let me inhale this light you breathe

let it wend its way

into my heart

and kindle so much wood

into flame.

Let me be consumed

from my bones to my skin

so that I glow

like a paper lantern.

I would be

quietly carried away by the wind

to become

a distant point of light

one of many

in a starry sky.

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Illusions of Permanence is Ron Ellison's third book of poetry. Collected for the first time, the poems in this slim and profound volume echo ecstatic poetry from world traditions, and take the reader through chapters of adventure, solitude, love and longing in the poet's life.