Saturday, September 30, 2006

happiness is not a person

happiness is not a person
but when the moon floats
like liquid copper
in your eyes
forgive me
if I forget

happiness is not a place
but when my feet slip
on the rocky path
to your heart
forgive me
if I forget

happiness is not a person
but when I drift
like a lost leaf
onto your shoulder
forgive me
if I forget

9 Comments:

Blogger MB said...

Oh, Firebird. This poem can be read a couple different ways, I guess, but the way I'm reading it today brings tears to my eyes. The way I'm reading it today echoes some feelings familiar to me.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 6:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MB said...

And... it's good to see you back. You were missed and wondered about.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 6:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mermaid said...

But it is a person, or at least that person is a part of the equation.

Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 12:21:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

I'm so touched that you missed me--I honestly didn't realize how long it had been...
Was distracted by much emotional upheaval and sleep deprivation that made it hard to write--
I'm sure we've all been there...

mb, I suspect you see in the poem the feelings I put in...yes, there are so many alternate meanings.

mermaid, what you say is so true, of course...but so elusive!

Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 1:31:00 AM EDT  
Blogger MB said...

(((Firebird)))

I'm so sorry to hear that. I have been there. I am grateful that you are at least able to write again. I know for me that helps and I hope it will for you.
xo

Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 6:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

mb--thanks so much for your kind words and concern--
I am feeling much better, and life is looking up! (although still crazy) Thanks for being a friend...

Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 6:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger gracie said...

I love this poem, firebird... story of my life...
warm thoughts for you.

Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 7:03:00 PM EDT  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

firebird, this poem so wonderfully echoes my own deeply felt emotions today... your words so wonderfully remind me that clinging to another for our happiness is futile. there is a much grander source of love and happiness, yet it also cannot be grasped at... someone wrote on one of my posts: "only that which my open hand can hold" which sums it up pretty well. maia sharp wrote a song called "something wild" ... your poem reminds me of that tune. hugs and warm wishes to you... and as always, thank you for sharing your heart through poetry here.

Monday, October 2, 2006 at 4:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Thanks, gracie...I'm glad it struck a chord--and I appreciate those warm thoughts!

Oh, ooh! more warm wishes and hugs from snowsparkle--I am so blessed! I love your comment, ss--it helps me understand...

Monday, October 2, 2006 at 4:41:00 PM EDT  

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