Thursday, October 12, 2006

so much is new

so much is new

the cradle of your cheek
curved like a cat's back

eagles that hold down the sky
with their wings

planets splitting at the heart
like ripe melons

so much grows

spilling out
from your smile

like a candle flame
climbing the breath of trees


Blogger MB said...

I love the way stanzas 2-4 take you from micro to macro and back again! Wonderfully vivid, visual images, as always. This sounds so hopeful. Even that last image, which is potentially a destructive one, seems here to communicate light and heat and eagerness. The photo adds a sweet greenness, it's lovely.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 2:03:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

mb: your insight is so very valuable to me--
I lose my perspective sometimes...
you helped me with your comment on the last line, I was about to change it but you understood!
It is hard to know if I'm communicating, but you always come through--bless your heart!

Friday, October 13, 2006 at 12:24:00 AM EDT  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

firebird, each line is so vivid and evocative. it was a good thing i was sitting down when i read this... this poem had the same effect on me as a passionate kiss... weak in the knees!

Friday, October 13, 2006 at 11:47:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

ss--weak in the knees? maybe melting like a chocolate kiss inside your aluminum wrapper, hmm?

(anyone who doesn't know why I'm saying that--go to snowsparkle's blog for the cool picture!)

Friday, October 13, 2006 at 1:05:00 PM EDT  

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