Breath In, Blue Fire

Breath in—blue fire,
the universe’s secrets, the champagne clouds,
the blush born in ferocious fever-dances,
the aching beauty of after
the light-singing stars.

What was so is still
the moon whispers, listen and recall
the ghost rhythms of time–

and if,
the breeze explores,
it urges the sky toward spring
through the black beneath the storm,

where sea-ships, dream-carriers,
sail under a spray of diamonds
toward tomorrow.

Happy day after Christmas! Here’s my message from the Oracle. She made me work for this one.

32 thoughts on “Breath In, Blue Fire

  1. Happy Christmas (again)! Seeing that you’d posted and reading the title reminded me that I hadn’t visited the Oracle today so dashed over to the grotto before reading yours.

    I know, we wrote more or less the same poem again. You go cosmic where I go earthy, but it’s basically the same.

    That last stanza! Gorgeous 🙂

  2. Wow! Your poem evokes the photo and makes me catch my breath. But these few words, “What was so still is …,” I really like these words. They make me think of that which is timeless, like love and friendship.

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  4. Loving mysticism of your poem. These are my favorite lines:
    “What was so is still
    the moon whispers, listen and recall
    the ghost rhythms of time–”

    Your poem brought a Joni Mitchell tune to mind that I think goes well with your poem:

  5. I liked your words, but I loved your live reading of them. We are so lucky to do these live video visits; it deepens everything from fellowship to symbolism,

  6. kaykuala

    and if, the breeze explores,
    it urges the sky toward spring

    There is so much anticipation and thrill with the coming of Spring. Beautiful shot, Merril regret not there to hear you, Ma’am!

    Hank

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