Sunday, November 27, 2011


Ilinza, spirit
of the mountain stream

show me, bright one
how you can sing and laugh
while those rough stones
cut your belly

is it because you do not love?

Ilinza, silken, yielding
open to all who enter
why do you not bleed

when your lover
kneels, drinks his fill
and walks away

if I were in your body,
something would break, Ilinza

there would be water flowing
a glint from wet eyes
a crack in the heart

is this your source, your spring,
reckless spirit

cupping and releasing
each crystal moment
with glistening fingers

is this your secret love, this flow
a passion
for letting go


Blogger Lorraine said...

oh I wish I could say I never broke just so I'd be part of you Ilinza

Monday, November 28, 2011 at 6:12:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Lorraine--of course we break, we are human! That is why we need Ilinza to show us how to heal after we are wounded--she has helped me many times (yes, she is a real mountain stream spirit!)

Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:13:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I love knowing that...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 7:58:00 AM EST  
Blogger Lorraine said...

and I will call unto her ....:)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 12:14:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Lorraine--you are very wise to attempt that--and she is certain to be delighted! So brave, you are...

Friday, December 2, 2011 at 11:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger Vasco said...

beautiful :')
is Ilinza helping you cope with saudade?

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 5:22:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Paul Martin said...

You have to keep letting go to be able to keep going on is what it's felt like to me. Thought provoking --

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:27:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Vasco--Thank you so much for visiting--and of course you hit the nail right on the head!
Saudade--you have to be a free spirit to survive it...don't we know from learning the hard way!
(Go to Vasco's site to learn about Saudade...the heartache of absence!)

Paul--delighted to see you here--yes, it is required that we "let go" to hang on to our sanity--(paradoxical?)

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 9:13:00 PM EST  
Blogger Vasco said...

Thanks so much for your support, firebird! It's really motivating me to write more and better :)
I've tried to follow your blog, but I can't find the button :/, so I put it in my new blogs list for everyone to see :)

Hope to read from you soon!
- Vasco

Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:47:00 AM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

Vasco--you are a talented, thoughtful and sensitive writer, and I definitely enjoy reading your blog!
I hope you will continue even if it is not every day--that is very difficult to keep up!

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 9:22:00 PM EST  
Blogger firebird said...

...and thank you for putting me on your blog list--I am honored!

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 9:28:00 PM EST  

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