Monday, December 08, 2008

spirit

lost spirit,
part
of my ancient heart
what
can I give you?

dear one,
hold close in your arms
for me
the joy
of your eyes
first opening

the sun's whisper
lifting the grass
each morning

this is
what I need


lost spirit
ribbon of snow
drifting
past
stones and shadow
how
will I find you?

dear one,
hold close in your arms
for me
the melody
that makes a deer leap
in spring

the song you sing
when love is
the only language

the weightless light
that floats you
through the sky

and when your arms
can reach no more
and you see
with your own heart
blindly

then
you will surely find me

10 Comments:

Blogger Devika said...

I thought we had already found each other, my dear...

or is there more to find?
Loved this one my bird...
it passes the spirit to love and life so much :)

wishes,
devika

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 1:35:00 AM EST  
Blogger Lorraine said...

gosh, that's gentle and oh so beautiful ... such lovely echoes in your words, wow girl :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 6:27:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Ah--Devika--you are such a sweet friend!
Thank you so much for appreciating...

Lorraine--your comments are so eloquent, many thanks, love when you come to visit!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 8:12:00 AM EST  
Blogger Echo said...

There is something very frightening about this I think. Can only find where there is nothing left and it matters no more.
fear in my heart, strange and gentle

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 1:57:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Echo--your comment is very interesting--
I meant this poem to be a reassurance against fear--that if we gather all the beauty and joy we can find in life, to the point where we are seeing with our heart only--then we can be complete and without fear...

If this did not communicate, then I may have to revisit the poem!
(I take full responsibility!)

I truly appreciate your comment, thanks!

(No need to cover your eyes, little bear...)

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 8:21:00 PM EST  
Blogger How do we know said...

Beautiful!

Friday, December 12, 2008 at 2:10:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

"How..."--not having a name for you--I still thank you for your kind visit and comment! Welcome, come any time...

Friday, December 12, 2008 at 9:46:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Dear little Echo bear--
I rewrote the poem, I don't think it's scary any more...we'll see

Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 11:51:00 PM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

The poem is now much more positive, my dear bird...

i loved it this way :)

thank you for the changes dear

wishes,
devika

Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 10:22:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--thanks, it means a lot to me for you to say that--and thank you for coming to take another look!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:34:00 AM EST  

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