Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Two Questions, One Answer



"What is it like?" she asked me.

It is like

Carrying clouds around in my pockets;

When I want music,

I take them out and shake out the birds.


So the birds asked me,

"What is it like, loving her the way you do?"

It is like

Carrying clouds around in my pockets;

All day, the winds blow west to east,

Moving through me, shaking out poems like these.

______

24 comments:

Lil Red said...

Shake out the birds and you get music...I love it!!

Cloudia said...

You are so freaking talented.
You are also now gracing my blogroll.
Thanks for goosing me about it, LOL!




Aloha, Poet-Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Steve E said...

The winds blow...moving through me...shaking out songs and poems. WOW!

Gotta tell you, in a doctor's office--or any waiting situation, I simply turn on the music. Been playing so many years, I can play many symphonies, operas, ballets and songs for my ears only--doesn't bother a soul! And this happens at will.

I love the way you describe though, beautiful. Made me think what a gift you have in music and poetry, and I'm sure--others!

Peace Fireblossom!

mac said...

You have captured heaven, in lines totaling eleven :-)

Shadow said...

'clouds in your pocket' that is pure brilliance!

Riot Kitty said...

How *do* you do it? You are seriously the most gifted poet I have ever read.

K said...

Gotta love love!

Beautiful poem.

G-Man said...

You ARE pretty good Shay...!

Vesper said...

All day, the winds blow west to east,
Moving through me, shaking out poems like these.


Yeah, let it blow, let it shake them out... they are a summum of beauty and cleverness.

Dulce said...

So... that's the way you do it! Now you've told your (wonderful) secret... I'll copy it- If you don't mind (I see no copyright, so...) ;)
Brilliant!

ellen abbott said...

Another beauty.

Mama Zen said...

A lovely softness to this one.

Gerry Boyd said...

really great imagery here. bravo!

Daryl said...

Blowin' in the wind ... and I love your new header

Sepiru Chris said...

Fireblossom,

This poem is worthy of its antecedents, and I know that you know of La Vita Nuova, also in the vernacular, also for Beatrice.

My only wonder is whether yours is, or is representative of.

No need to answer, to read is a joy.

Thank you.

Tschuess,
Chris

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Aha! I'd like to come and stand beside you and see if the same wind could shake out some poems out of me!

RachelW said...

So perfectly light. I wish loving was always light; sometimes I'm afraid it will crush me.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Another winner. Now I have to go check out the new header, somehow I missed it.

Brian Miller said...

that is awesome...

jack sender said...

it is a pleasure to read something delightful as this is.

fine work.

swapnap said...

Wonderful write, enjoyed reading it. Liked the thought of "carrying clouds in pockets" to "shake out poems".

Kay said...

Thank Goodness for birds and clouds! :)

akka b. said...

scrumptious!

Pouty Lips said...

Ahh so the wind gets the credit for your genius