Friday, February 22, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Passion


Who could resist a prompt like this one?

There are a million things I could say about Passion, I could stay and write a lengthy post that would take all weekend.

Instead I decided to do something completely different. I scribbled a sort-of-poem. I'm very uneasy about this. Poetry is not my thing. I don't read much of it and the last time I wrote any must've been at school. So be gentle, if you please. I just realized how hard it is, especially when English is not your native language. But at the moment there was no other way of my approaching passion.


There is a spark,
a flicker awaiting a little wave
it rests quietly, patiently secure
a breath of air will come and ignite it soon.
Lips blow a kiss, tiniest of movements
the flicker turns to flame
knowingly determined.
The deed is done
combustion befalls,
unquenchable, insuppressible
fire.



More passionate posts here.

43 comments:

Violet said...

no other way to talk about passion then in poetry, so that was a great choice and well done!

Liza's Eyeview said...

it's a beautiful poem. Coming from someone who says it's not his thing, this is excellent. Maybe the passion within you caused this to come together :) - yep - that's it! :)

Devil Mood said...

Violet: Thanks. I felt silly writing this but it was nice at the same time :)

Hi Liza, thanks for visiting. Yes, I was probably possessed by passion, no other explanation. Thank you!

Jane said...

This was a fantastic post and I love the poem!

Happy weekend :)

Lucy said...

Devil Mood- No need to feel silly AT ALL. your poem is lovely!
I really related to your apprehension with poetry, I feel the same way every time I attempt it.

UL said...

you write beautiful poetry...i havent been here in awhile, hope you are well, thanks so much for your comments, i am receiving some very interesting reactions..

Thinking aloud said...

hey no way can io believe that you are uneasy poet...excellent poem...mebbe its the prompt which caused it? ;)

dharmabum said...

ah! this is a coincidence, for i recently attempted poetry, as u may have noticed. and i'm not in the least comfortable either. :)

beautiful one, this.

chrispito said...

o you are a beautiful soul, you are. That poem embodies you! Or do you embody the poem..? What are you up to this weekend? Hopefully it enjoys being outside :)

Niall said...

Your description of the point of inspiration is good..in some ways you describe in real time the dawning of an idea or the start of a new love...but it can also be viewed as a slow motion video of the moment when passion is ignited. You've see those movies which show you what happens when you introduce oxygen into a room where a fire is burning..suddenly it explodes in a blinding light of heat and fire?...it's exciting and inspiring the way you have written this.Sometimes the spark is part of the everyday conveyances of information along a nerve synapse...but sometimes it's the start of a revolution...Vive la revolution!

PS...you should write more poetry

Awareness said...

there's a line from a campfire song which comes to mind....

it only takes a spark to keep the fire burning......

well done! i have attempted writing poetry over the course of my blogging life....and always feels the same as you. but, i think it's a good feeling because it tells me i'm challenged. discomfort is a signal that we are stretching in areas of new learning....yeah!

poetry is passionate. that's the nature of it. plus, i think writing a poem touches on our vulnerable side.....

good on ya to put your thoughts out there.....to try something new for you.

may our passions always push us on our journey.

fearfullymade said...

This is awesome. Very, very well done!

fearfullymade said...

And English isn't you're native langauge?! Seriously?! You have my respect!!

gautami tripathy said...

That was beautiful. And you say, you can't write poetry?

:D

chequered

shadows

paisley said...

an appetite for the unquenchable... excellently said....

GreenishLady said...

You captured the beginning of passion so well there. And if you're not an experienced poet, (can that really be true?) you did very well to resist the temptation to say too much! I like this a lot.

Devil Mood said...

Thank you Jane!

Lucy: it feels a bit like stepping into quick sand, doesn't it? hehe

UL: You're welcome anytime. Yes, I imagine it provokes some thought. After all, it is a passionate subject!

Thinking Aloud: I think that's it exactly.

Dharmabum: Yes, you did. Aren't we the crazy ones? hehehe

Chrispito: Oh thanks :) Passion probably embodied whoever, whichever...lalala.
Well, we've had sun during the week but rain now, so I'm staying in, I'm afraid.

Niall: Cheers! hehe It's in there somewhere, what I meant. It begins as something tiny yet powerful and then it explodes - BOOOM!! :)

Awareness: That's so true! I did feel challenged and uneasy, but that's what made me so happy in the end. Your last line is exactly what I think. Thanks :)

Fearfullymade: Thank you. I'm happy you liked it!

Gautami: I will try to write more often seeing as I don't suck that much ;) thanks!

Paisley: Your rephrasing was really great too!

Greenishlady: Oh thank you! I thought it was best to keep it simple, but it's true, there was a lot more I could/wanted to say. Best keep it like this :)

colleen said...

It does have a certain bright sizzle.

anthonynorth said...

Up to three weeks ago I'd never written a poem. It seems you've been silly, too :-)
Keep it up.

reader said...

This is beautiful. I applaud your bravery at stepping out of your comfort zone.
Thanks for visiting!
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Holy Chaos said...

awesomein any language!

missalister said...

“...Lips blow a kiss, tiniest of movements
the flicker turns to flame....”

This is good stuff. Letting loose looks good on you, as does the daring to do so. We’re a great and appreciative audience, all of us here, so you’re safe and welcome to dazzle us with whatever you decide to do next! :-)

Cricket's Hearth said...

I too am very apprehensive about peotry, but you have no worries - excellant!

Patois said...

Oh, that is quite lovely. You should enjoy your poetry more often.

Devil Mood said...

Colleen: Sizzle, there's another word I can add to that.

Anthony: Isn't it great being as silly as we are? ;)

Macie: Thank you, as well. Glad you enjoyed it.

Holychaos: thank you

MissAlister: hehe Thanks. I have no idea what will come out next. I decided to become a puzzle to myself.

Cricket's: Thanks.Keep on trying too.

madelyn said...

a flicker awaiting a little wave


i love this so!

....you have captured for
me the sense of the
sparkle before the
flame...such a glorious
sense of ...anticipation
or nervousness or an unsettled
sort of moment...

beautiful and evocative ...
you need to write LOTS of
poetry now:)



well scorpio's tend to be
passionate after all
(ahem:)

keith hillman said...

Just lovely. I'm not as poetry person either but like you I do have a go now and then. However, you have the added hurdle of English being your second language.I can't use that excuse!

Great job , I hope these comments inspire you to do more

jill terry said...

You’re too modest. This was very nicely done.

Heather said...

That was really beautiful. Never be hesitant to write poetry again! I do know the feeling, though. I rarely attempt to write meaningful poetry. I tend to lean more to the silly side. lol Thanks for having the courage to share this. It really is wonderful -- and passionate! ;o)

Appreciate you stopping by today and your words of encouragement!

Devil Mood said...

Patois: thank you and thanks for visiting. I will try.

Maddie: I'm so glad you liked it, I had a feeling you would, as you're the poetic-gal. ;) It's exactly that: an "unsettled sort of moment", it's going to happen but not yet. Thanks!!

Keith: Thank you. I think the comments will definitely encourage me :) And I hope you keep doing it too, forget about the hurdles!

Jill: I'm not modest anymore. The comments were very encouraging, yours too!

Heather: Oh, that's another way to go. Silly poetry may be "silly" but it's as valuable as the serious one, I think. Keep trying and I will too. Thanks for visiting.

Inland Empire Girl said...

Excellent choice of words. It fits passion perfectly.

Redness said...

Appetite, unquenchable - yes! Thanks for reminding me about 'Red';)

javacurls said...

Beautiful poetry!

tumblewords said...

Excellent words - perfect thoughts and images...Love it!

Devil Mood said...

InlandEmpire: Thanks, that's a very nice compliment.

Redness: You're welcome!

Thank you Javacurls!

Tumblewords: Oh I'm glad 'cause you're a real poet!

Lorena said...

pretty poem. hope you continue to explore your poetic`ness :)

Devil Mood said...

Thanks Lorena. I hope so too!

kimananda said...

Hey, how did I miss this post? The poem paints a captivating picture.

Devil Mood said...

Kim: :)
I've never had so many comments.

thetonguetiedmuse said...

I thought this was wonderful. The very essence of passion. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Amarettogirl said...

here, here to the scorpios! great Job!! That poem was perfect why would you worry!!

Miss Iyer said...

Good Lord! Passion has never been explained better Devil! You've got a talent there. Go go devil, write some more! :)

Devil Mood said...

Tonguetiedmuse: Thank you and thanks for visiting too.

Amarettogirl: Thanks so much! I wasn't sure, very new at poetry.

Miss Iyer: Oh thanks, that's so sweet. I think I was inspired but it's not often that I'm like that. I'll try to make the most of those moments.