Last night I finally read the first issue of The Sandman: Overture and was immersed again in Neil Gaiman’s words.

Last night I finally read the first issue of The Sandman: Overture and was immersed again in Neil Gaiman’s words. I was reminded of a beautiful poem, “Words of Fire”, recently released as a print for charity at http://neverwear.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=191 . I ordered it just now and felt compelled to share it. You can also listen to Neil recite it at http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/21476192465/from-the-evening-with-neil-and-amanda-cd-from-the .

I will write in words of fire.

I will write them on your skin.

I will write about desire.

Write beginnings, write of sin.

You’re the book I love the best,

your skin only holds my truth,

you will be a palimpsest

lines of age rewriting youth.

You will not burn upon the pyre.

Or be buried on the shelf.

You’re my letter to desire:

And you’ll never read yourself

I will trace each word and comma

As the final dusk descends,

You’re my tale of dreams and drama,

Let us find out how it ends.

-Neil Gaiman

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