Saturday, April 30, 2011

Answer to the question: What am I seeking?

Love.
what else would there be?

but what love do I seek?

love that tears me apart like the wind rips the soft seeds
out of the thistle—

that lifts me, pierces me with raindrops, drags me down into the soil—all for love—

love that is a red jewel in a bed of coals,
that says “come close, soon you will require more than warmth,
you will melt and burn as I do”

love that peels a sweet orange for me and says
“I am the juice that runs down your throat, the flesh crushed between your teeth”

love, sweet ocean, if I were a fish I would name you, if you had a name I would call you,

if I knew what seeking was, I would seek you

7 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

Love
'You will not exhaust
the love in the universe
if you were to absorb it
from now until the end of time.

Love is all that exists
Love is the universal communication. It is the energy that has created the universe and is keeping it going. God is Love.
All matter is formed by love.
Ther is an organic love
that speaks for everyone
if they could but hear.
A leaf holds together for love.....
Every act of kindness and love
adds more light and more power
to God's Truth in your world.
T bring the concept of love
into your physical reality,
to live it as richly as you can,
is to answer the calling of the God within that has decided to incarnate'
From Emmanuel's Book
and I skipped quite a few pages on Love...that book has saved my life more times than I can count

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 7:45:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Lorraine said...

and I absolute adoration your poem :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 7:46:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Devika said...

The madness of love -- thats what love is about, i think...and you capture that madness well, too beautifully well in this poem, dear, dear bird :)

beautiful,

wishes,
devika

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 8:59:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Lorraine--That is a wonderful quote in your comment, and I can see how it could save one from being destroyed by heartache...and may you have all the love your heart can hold!

Devika--Thanks for sharing your "loving madness"-- I know it is a part of what makes you so creative--it suits you beautifully!

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Devika said...

ha! backfired, but i like that, dear bird...don't get that acceptance very often :)

wishes,
devika

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 2:38:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Devika--and don't I know you very well by now! You have a crazy loving heart--and a fine mind, too!

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Devika said...

:)

best,
devika

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:01:00 PM EDT  

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