Monday, January 22, 2007

so many ways to stop time

so many ways
to stop time

that trickles down
like water
through a starry colander

onto the inert
snoring earth

upon which we
experiment
chirping a new melody

to the small flock of
molecules
that flutter
in and out of our arms

distracted
from their forward motion

into a swarm
of skittering jewels

9 Comments:

Blogger gracie said...

love love love this! the skittering jewels - so mesmerising. time is such a fascinating concept - and always so well spent here at firebird landing!

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 5:26:00 AM EST  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I wonder what is stopping time for you. Whatever/whoever it sounds good!! As Gracie said, each visit here definitely stops time!!

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 7:32:00 AM EST  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

"to the small flock of
molecules
that flutter
in and out of our arms"

I tried looking at molecules in my hand. I practically visualised it.
Yes, I agree we can stop time!

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 1:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous catnapping said...

yes. YES. beautifully written.

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 7:53:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

gracie--Thank you so much!
What a lovely comment--glad to see you!

pat--I guess love can do it--
but we don't need outside help to do our own experiments, do we?

gautami--I can just imagine you doing that! I'm sure you have that talent...

catnapping--you're welcome to curl up and take a nap here--whenever you want! Thanks for the comment!

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 11:41:00 PM EST  
Blogger Paul said...

You have some alliterative-type things going on, and I like the whole, but if I may daresay:

Snoring?

This word be silly.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 5:09:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Is that a compliment, Percy?

You realize, of course, that "silly" is a necessary ingredient for stopping time...
One word only? That can't be! I could have sworn there were more...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 12:47:00 AM EST  
Blogger Paul said...

Nay, twas the only silly word.

Another good silly word is "chicken." Perchance one day I shall write of a sonorously snoring chicken who would feign cackle and yet could not...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 2:48:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Perci -- (sigh)--

Ca serait un poeme horrible--
insupportable--

Je t'en prie-
Do not write such a poem...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 8:54:00 PM EST  

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