Sunday, May 20, 2012

to call an angel

I heard you were ready
idling your wings
at the angel stand

bright vortex
you are love revved up, panting,
as if straining for my word to cut you loose
like an arrow from a crossbow

I need your immensity
my friend

it is you
who can slice me, with one stroke
deeper into my darkness
than I can fly

light me
from inside my body

be my third hand, for now
the one whose fingers glow
with their own glory

be my heart waving
like a sunrise at midnight
spilling stars
into the sea

all this you can do
as if I were the one without fear

and love, for that is your name
when I search inside
to find your brightness has become my world

just the knowledge of your presence
shames me slightly

as if, when I picked up the phone
and summoned you
to my rescue
I had called myself


Blogger Lorraine said...

yes is see you I see me all unrecognized angels I love this, like I love the Sea, all its colour and its never ending, love you

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9:05:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Lorraine--Wow, what an interesting comment! Surely there are some who recognize your true angelic nature--you are not very well disguised--

I will try to write a poem about the sea, for you...we shall see--
so many of your comments inspire me!

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Bhargav said...

"just the knowledge of your presence
shames me slightly"

speaks loud... the crave... and then the enlightment with in... wow wow wow....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 3:02:00 AM EDT  
Blogger firebird said...

Bhargav--you picked my favorite line! And your comment is so deep...thank you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:07:00 PM EDT  

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