Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Granite

Granite wall
you sparkle
in silence

each sculpted shoulder
balanced
between two others

how do your
sun-burnished faces
seem to float
in the dim light
as if lifted

while I sink

inscrutable stones
something inside you
must not
seek happiness

but rises
with each rainbow

having cast off your wishes
like iron
long ago

7 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

Ah a the day in the life of.....how do you do this, it's wonderful Fireb

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 6:19:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Lorraine--Yes, you figured it out--this is a "day in the life"--I suppose most of my poems are like that...guess yours are too--Love your comment!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:26:00 AM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

"inscrutable stones
something inside you
must not
seek happiness

but rises
with each rainbow

having cast off your wishes
like iron
long ago"

that's me, my dear

No more seeking happiness.
wishes -- no personal ones...the crazy mind may draft some..but i never am bothered if they are fulfilled..

i think I hate myself that much...

wishes,
devika

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:11:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--My feelings about these lines, are that we may have wishes, but if we seek them with anxiety and fear of failure, then it is an obstacle to happiness, which will come without seeking...

I was thinking of you, your wishes seem always positive, please do not say you hate yourself, I do not believe it!
You must have a good view of yourself to say "I never am bothered if (my wishes are not) fulfilled..."

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

No my dear...
Sincerely I do not approach anything with fear or failure...

at the base level, If I need to win -- I work to achieve that..

at a higher level -- If I fail, I take it that God has not intended it for me...thats my approach..

and I agree cent percent, happiness always comes when one stops seeking it..

Hating myself-- i think the first seed of it was sowed by the person whom I loved for the first time in my life..

ofcourse most of the time, I seem through with it..but at times I feel a stone still somewhere deep within...

and when my mind is disturbed -- i hate myself...perhaps its so with most...i don't know..

rather than pitying myself, i tend to hate myself..and there I get some power to overcome :)

i don't know -- i myself am getting to know the ways of my mind...its interesting to keep track of it. and our communication has helped a lot in that regard, my dear

wishes,
devika

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--everything you write here rings true with me, too. You express it so well!
I like what you say about hate being powerful, more so than self-pity--it is a good place to start-- then of course we need to love ourselves to neutralize the hate.

It is so difficult to remove the hate inside us that others have put there, isn't it?

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 12:06:00 AM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

True, my bird

i begin to love myself, the moment I have a loving/kind word reaching me.. :)

Now you did it for me, my dear :))

Since last evening I was a bit upset...trying hard to get over with it....its just hanging on..normally with a sleep it goes off...

May be, i need to ignore some bloggers..I try to get them all together (a dream I hold)...and I lose myself in the process...that CANNOT BE!:)

love,
devika

Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 12:12:00 AM EST  

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