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

flash
of a sudden smile

storm of
two hands touching

11 Comments:

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"
Wow-

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!

sage

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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