Saturday, July 03, 2010

more ancient than air

come out, you say
into this element

love has a heaviness
to rest your head upon

come out, you say
love has a shape
to hold us

when we slip like shadows
into the night
stepping into
the bare current

come out, you say
there is no breaking

in this element
more ancient
than air


Blogger Devika said...

Yeeaaaahhh...Thanks for coming out, my bird! :)

a love more ancient and elemnetal than air will hold us....lovely poem my dear bird :)


Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 10:29:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Lorraine said...'s the only thing that holds me...more ancient than air, oh I love this pretty bird!

Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 12:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Hayden said...

must think.... will return....

Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 12:26:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--your comments always make my day--even though this answer is late, I can read the comments on my Blackberry, just can't find a way to write on the blog from there...

Lorraine--I'm so glad that you feel the poem! And I see from your photos that you do...

Hayden--Think as long as you like--it's a good thing...and return soon, hopefully!

Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 11:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Janice Thomson said...

Like others I'm totally captivated by the phrase "more ancient than air" - an extraordinary analogy Firebird. One can imagine a knight convincing a young maiden with these words of your poem...

Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 8:42:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Janice--oh, that's such a charming image--a knight and maiden! I can just see that...Thanks so much for your insight!

Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 8:12:00 PM EDT  

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