Friday, February 27, 2009

wings

Humans
are meant
to have wings

have you noticed

when your arms fold in
to cover your chest

somehow
your body is still
balanced

it's the weight
of your wings
solid with feathers
soft white, rippled with
shadows

your shoulders know
the effortless lift
to the sky

and have you noticed
that the smoke
is thicker

since the wind has risen

tell me
are you finished with
the fire

if your heart
can let go

your wings are waiting

23 Comments:

Blogger Devika said...

Nice poem, my dear bird

so soft and soothing :)

wishes,
devika

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 12:14:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--I'm glad you found it soothing...peace and love to you!

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 12:21:00 AM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

thanks
and so much, and so to you too, my dear :)

devika

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 12:49:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Hi dear D--just a note to say I rewrote this poem a little since last night...glad you came by when you did-- see you again soon!

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 7:28:00 AM EST  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Holding back my wings is what broke me...how sensational fireb, you are a wonderful soul :)

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 9:05:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Lorraine--I hope you are already using your wings to mend all the broken pieces...and of course, we can help each other to heal! Thanks for the dynamic comment!

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 11:27:00 AM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

Yeah, my dear bird
this is better, given its always better to fly in herds than alone :))

And there -- its always a sharing, and heart has to let go :)

the only problem is I can't let the fire in me burn out!

but then I can soon be water too :))

what I do not know is -- if there's anything left in me as flesh and blood! :)

love,
devika

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 11:39:00 AM EST  
Blogger Bird said...

I only saw the picture - now I've read the poem. And as I've said before - gee I hope you are publishing somewhere - submit your work. It's exquisite.

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 11:46:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Thank you so much, Bird! I do have in the back of my mind the intention of publishing--when the right time comes, there will be a way. It is not easy to make the contacts, though--amd I think I have to progress a bit more in my work to be ready...thanks for the nudge, I needed that!

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 12:08:00 PM EST  
Blogger Margie said...

So touching!
So beautiful!
I loved this poem!

Margie

Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 1:30:00 PM EST  
Blogger krystyna said...

...if your heart
can let go
your wings are waiting

to rech the clouds...


"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
and never stops at all."
- Emily Dickenson

Big hugs, dear Firebird!

Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 6:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika dear--we must carry our fire inside us when we fly--way above the smoky fires of the earth...

Margie--and I loved your comment!
...So glad to see you--

Krystyna--yes, I love that poem by Dickinson, too! Thanks for flying by to visit me...come back soon!

Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 10:39:00 PM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

Oh sure, my bird
and when I have a word from you, I feel so relaxed :)

An understanding friend make a heaven of difference,

if one has such a friend, one needs no mirror they say :)

love,
devika

Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 10:48:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lorraine said...

can't repair what's broken, but no one says I can't sprout new wings, your gentleness and beautiful poerty help me....

Monday, March 2, 2009 at 10:20:00 AM EST  
Blogger Janice Thomson said...

Oh my Firebird this is exquisitely written. The last lines are most profound - I love this one.

Monday, March 2, 2009 at 8:57:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--I am so glad you feel that way, and I treasure a rare friend who can say such beautiful things...

Lorraine--if I can help in even a small way for you to heal and grow forwards, I will be happy indeed!

Janice--thank you for appreciating what I am trying to say--it makes it all worth it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 7:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

You know how much you mean to me, my dear. :)

love,
devika

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 9:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--Just wanted to say--your latest work on both your blogs is awesome--getting better and more focused all the time--with all your ups and downs...

wishes! V

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 10:01:00 PM EST  
Blogger Devika said...

Oh so nice of you, V, and thank you so much, my dear :)

devika

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 10:03:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Tile Lady said...

Beautiful.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 9:57:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

D--you're so very welcome!

Marie--thanks, I love to hear that, it means a lot!

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 11:11:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Paul Maurice Martin said...

it's the weight
of your wings
solid with feathers
soft white, rippled with
shadows

I like the physical detail that you can feel...

Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10:04:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Paul--Your comments are always enlightening--and helpful. I appreciate the feedback...good to see you here!

Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 12:49:00 PM EDT  

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