Sunday, September 25, 2011


Breathe for me,
he said

I sent you
into this world
to be my body

Breathe, as if I were
the sweet air
moving through you

breathe, at each first light
when you wake as if

build your world again
out of my love

breathe me in
fill yourself slowly

keep me inside you
and breathe out

we will be
the first move your body makes
and then the next

breathe for me,
give me joy

let me be the first
and the last love
holding you


Blogger Lorraine said...

I woke up often struggling to breathe, struggling to live..with this oh yes with this I'll always breathe

Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4:58:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Lorraine--I have so much difficulty with that also, it is like waking to a dark place sometimes...and I figured you would relate to this feeling! Thanks for the comment, it inspires me!

Monday, September 26, 2011 at 11:05:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Paul M said...

Nice - to me has a solemn but uplifting feel.

Friday, September 30, 2011 at 1:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

beautiful verse and photo compliment each other well

much love...

Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 6:39:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous tEch said...

because he loves you..:)

Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:27:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Paul--glad it is uplifting--sorry about the "death" reference, maybe that made for the solemnity...but that is how I wake up, with stress! Thanks for the feedback--

Gillena--love to have you visit and comment--thanks!

tEch--yes, yes, yes--

Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Rewrote the poem a bit--more positive now

Friday, October 7, 2011 at 8:00:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Christine said...

Hello, I randomly found you blog, I just love this poem, it spoke straight to my soul :) Thank you.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 3:11:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Christine--your visit and comment make me very happy--I'm thrilled that the poem reached you! Thank you so much for stopping by--

Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Vasco said...

I wonder if you'd like this poetic prose:

Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 12:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger goatman said...

Just dropping by to see your wonderful poem.
I have to remember to breathe, sometimes. Thanks

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 1:08:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Goatman--Such a surprise to see you here, how did you know I had been thinking of you? Actually, I was reading one of your comments on a post from a couple of years ago, so I stopped by your blog the other day (didn't leave a comment as I was called away...)
Wow, I'm impressed at your psychic ability!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:20:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Vasco--I don't know how I didn't respond to your comment here--but you know I love that post--and many others on your blog! Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:22:00 PM EST  

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