Poem – Intense Cold Makes Water Ice

Intense cold makes water ice.
Then the hard ice turns to slush

and back to water, so there are three

forms of consciousness: the individual,

the world, and God, which in the sun

of True Awareness melt to one flowing:
Lalla is that.
In meditation, I entered the love furnace,

burned impurities away, and as the sun

of a new knowing rose, I realized

that the words ‘Lalla’ and ‘God’

point to this peacefulness.