Mo's Manic Monday - Sun

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2007 by Travis Cody in
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Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to visit MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World.

Today's word is Sun.

I've chosen a poem. I actually posted this when I first started blogging.

But, I think that this is a worthy piece to repeat. It fits my thoughts about last week's events. It speaks of sadness, and offers hope. Unspeakable tragedy may bring us low. But we have the power to rise again. We owe it to ourselves and to the memory of those lost to continue and to find our hope and our strength to live.

PHOENIX

He sat
And gazed with tired eye
Upon a sight born of
Nature's first breath

Rolling playful ocean
Sun bathed sky of infinite motion
Forested garden, hawk's dominion

He breathed
Only to choke on mists
Set astir by raven's
Feathered wing

Fighting boundless beauty
Turning from ageless bounty
Dead to wondrous divinity

He burned
Did the phoenix
And from the dusted ash arose
In timeless splendor to eternity

26 comments:

  1. Janna says:

    Very thought-provoking!

  1. Very Nice.

    Thank you.

    Later Y'all

  1. Jamie says:

    Lovely poem. Thank you.

  1. Bond says:

    I remember your posting this before, but it is so perfect for today.

    Loved it then and now.

    Excellent

  1. Sanni says:

    Beautiful poem, Trav. Thanks so much for sharing - you´re right: it´s a worthy poem to repeat!

  1. very worthy or repeating.

    smiles, bee

  1. Mags says:

    Wow. That's really fantastic. I'm glad you dug it up again so that newbies like me could read it...Thank you!

  1. Powerful, my friend. Thanks for sharing this.

  1. Matt-Man says:

    I would like to be profound but I have a hangover...Sorry Trav.

  1. Skittles says:

    Simply beautiful and very fitting.

    I have a very special MM today!

  1. Danielle says:

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful poem.

    Be well and enjoy the day

  1. Morgen says:

    Excellent, my friend!

    For those of us who hadn't read it before, it really fit it to the Manic Monday theme. Thanks for sharing!

  1. A very good poem.

    Well chosen.

  1. Meribah says:

    Very moving imagery.

  1. Steven says:

    Wow. You are good! You really have a great way with words and evoking great images. Kudos!

  1. Dana says:

    You are an excellent poet, Trav!

  1. Neila says:

    Poetry - a few words can communicate a million thoughts. You're a wonderful writer!

  1. A poem I'll never forget. Great stuff, buddy! Great stuff.

  1. Angell says:

    Beautiful Trav my friend.

  1. Hi Travis. I didn't post a MM this week due to being away for the weekend, but came to see what you've been up to lately. This is a beautiful poem. Is it one you wrote yourself? Thanks for sharing it with us.

  1. Beautiful imagery - love it!

  1. That was a very nice piece...sorry I missed ya on Monday! :)

  1. Oops! I meant to comment only - I didn't play this week...
    I couldn't let that beautiful poem go by without commenting! Sweet...
    Have you gone over to "Guilt in Black Panties?" She's got some really nice poetry - edgy...you might like it.
    I'm glad you reposted that...
    ~~~Blessings~~~