Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lost and Found

I tried to be quiet
but the stones
crunched under my feet,

and just as I approached
you jumped into a pool
of molten thought
and disappeared

leaving nothing
but concentric rings
of what might have been
had I remembered.

Upon returning to the forest
I saw you wearing
your floral crown.

When you smiled at me
I realized something
quite profound:

that my grief
for what I lost
transformed to joy
when you were found.

c. Douglas Fireman


  1. Ooh, I love this poem. It reminds me of all my thoughts and dreams that disappear when I try to grab and hold on to them yet so often reappear when I have let go. What a gorgeous picture to go with the poem.

    Do your poems come from the pictures or are the pictures found to go with the poems?

  2. I love this poem and how it complements the beautiful photo.

  3. Thanks, freebird.
    If you look directly in the center
    of the pic,

    you'll see the face
    of a young girl.

    So nice to know, Adine, that you
    appreciate my pic and poem.
    Hope little Neko is doing better.

  4. Thank you for all the kind comments you have given me and others. For being such a generous person I'm giving you an Over The Top blog award. See my blog for details.

  5. I will return again and agin to your blogs--for you speak what I may hide and sing it for me winna

  6. Winna, your words mean so much to me.
    I am so pleased that you enjoy my blogs.

  7. Hi Ramona.
    thank you so much for
    the award. It was so
    thoughtful of you.