Tuesday, October 17, 2006

world of shadows

looking in hunger
down to a world
of shadows

where sunlight
squirms and slithers
through fingers of moss

I dive from the sky
in darkness that splinters me
into a thousand sparks

and my eyes when I wake
have lids that close
to velvet blackness

my new heart
lights its caverns
with fire


Blogger mermaid said...

The world behind closed eyes and what we actually see are not so different. You capture the two shadows running alongside each other, parallel worlds that meet here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 4:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MB said...

I find this a slightly elusive, yet fascinating poem, playing with images of light and dark, of the natural world... but also as metaphor.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 10:10:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

mermaid--thanks for your insight--it's always a trip to read your comments!

mb--yes, you're right about the metaphor--
good to get your generous feedback as always...thanks

Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 11:26:00 PM EDT  

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