Saturday, December 23, 2006

dark of the year

what is this hell
but a beginning

soft pit of night
where words
give way and fall

dark arms open
like flowers

molecules rise
like stars from your soul
drops of bone

a whisper of thunder

of a sudden smile

storm of
two hands touching


Blogger MB said...

Every moment is beginning, every gap is beginning, every touch is beginning... your images are lush.

Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 1:08:00 AM EST  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I've heard that said. "dark arms open like flowers" sometimes, strangely enough, there's a comfort in the "hell" we know. These images exude fire, I hope not all bad.

Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 9:08:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

mb,pat--I changed the title to give a clue what the "hell" in the poem refers to...this time of year is always dark for me (with the sun far away).

But this year felt like a renewal.

Trying to feel the new life growing... and it sure helps to`have you with me!

Monday, December 25, 2006 at 6:33:00 AM EST  
Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

"Storm of 2 hands touching"

A dear friend I love is far away- he is just a friend...nothing more-but he is struggling with a serious illness.

Sometimes, when I see him in my sleep-my wanting to touch his hand- to hug him- makes me feel like a storm in my heart will burst open.

I felt it again- awake- when I read that last line.

Merry Christmas to you Firebird :)
(And I LOVED the pic K9 did for you at his place :) Isn't he the BEST? We are blessed~

Monday, December 25, 2006 at 9:42:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Thank you, Mayden, for sharing your feeling about your friend--I hope he pulls through, and I'm sure your loving energy has its effect...

And also thanks for letting me know about k9's fabulous CD cover for me--I had no idea until you told me! Yes, we are blessed indeed by k9...what great Christmas presents!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 12:28:00 AM EST  
Blogger Jean said...

Je comprends mal la langue anglaise ,
mais j'ai retenu le mot "smile " .
Un très très beau mot !
Smile ouvre toutes les portes !
Langage internationnal !

Joyeuses fêtes en famille et avec les amis !

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 7:31:00 AM EST  
Anonymous sage said...

poignant, heartfelt and filled with hope...loved this!


Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 5:45:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Jean--C'est vrai que "smile" ouvre toutes les portes (opens every door!)

And your comments always make me smile!

Thank you for visiting, and thank you for the good wishes--sending them back to you!

Toujours vos mots tant gentils me donnent un sourire--merci et joyeuses fêtes!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 12:36:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Sage, yours is such a beautiful comment--I'm glad you felt the hope in this poem!
I appreciate your visit, as always...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 12:39:00 AM EST  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

this poem did feel very gestational... a tiny seed was planted in the womb of my heart. thank you for this ray of hope. it was truly a dark and stormy night here last night.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 9:32:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

ss--You have touched on something, with your images...I feel this week that I have found an unexpected seed of light and hope in the warmth of this community of bloggers...

I have not had this kind of spirit in my life before, and I feel blessed...

Thanks to you and all who give of yourselves by sharing here, and in your own blogs--you are my best Christmas present ever!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 10:52:00 PM EST  

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