Sunday, August 15, 2010

raise the dawn

red sun
with your fingers folded
do you know me

clouds upon your brow
do you remember

seeds in the urgent earth
are you waking

skin of the desert soil
are you breaking

with your eyes upon me
can you touch me

white and searing
as a cymbal crashing
will you spare me

face the dawn
as if the sun
were rising

where will I plant my feet
to raise the dawn


Blogger Marie-Emmanuelle Dagri said...

I really like the photos aswel

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 4:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Marie--Such a treat to have you visit! Do you have a blog that I can go to? Thanks for the comment...

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 5:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Hayden said...

lovely. has the feel of an incantation or prayer.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 5:58:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Hayden--thanks, I was thinking of it in a similar way...

Friday, August 27, 2010 at 3:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger TomScot said...

I am a bit concerned. It's not like you to let a month go by without posting a picture and a lovely poem. I am sure everyone misses this special treat they could always count on!

Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 3:19:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Hayden said...

Hi firebird, hoping you are well!

I've had to (temporarily?) close my blog to 'outside' readers - I'll send you an invite if you send me the email address linked to your profile.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 8:38:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Tom--Thanks for the encouragement--I do need to hear that sometimes someone reads this blog--and sometimes it means something to them...

Hayden--don't even think of stopping your blog--that would be a crime indeed! I'll definitely follow you to your new spot--

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:08:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lorraine said...

...took my breath away...

Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:37:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said... what you say!

Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Devika said...

Ohh! I missed commenting here...I thought i did,

beautifully expressed, my dear :)


ps: you got to be keeping your promise....more time for poetry :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 9:47:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--you make it easier to make time for poetry, with your gracious comments--so much appreciated!

Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Devika said...

Always love to read good poems, my dear bird...and you know I look forward to yours :)

so much more, since i don't have time to explore my own poetic skills -- if at all :)


Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:37:00 AM EDT  
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