Look how desire has changed in you,
how light and colorless it is,
with the world growing new marvels
…because of your changing.
Your soul has become an invisible bee.
We don’t see it working,
but there’s the full honeycomb.
Your body’s height, six feet or so,
but your soul rises through nine levels of sky.
A barrel corked with earth
and a raw wooden spile
keeps the oldest vineyard’s wine inside.
When I see you,
it is not so much your physical form,
but the company of two riders,
your pure-fire devotion and your love
for the one who teaches you.
Then the sun and moon on foot behind those.