Thursday, November 27, 2008

Footsteps Stitched a Thread From the Fire to the Ocean


Footsteps stitched a thread
from the fire to the ocean

Leading to my El Dorado,
a fountain of youth
a bottle of Grey Goose
and amber-glossed lips
stone cold in love

Footsteps stitched a thread
from the fire to the ocean

The only remedy for
a burning heart
is a soul to quench it

Everyone should know
this,

But only two
know
for sure.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'll be here answering comments on my last poem, so holler and I'll be there at your blog.

Peace out!

22 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

"The only remedy for
a burning heart
is a soul to quench it"

What an excellent line and thought.

Princess Pointful said...

I love the image of smooth sand with a story told by footprints and charred driftwood. Lovely.
Happy thanksgiving, sir!

eric1313 said...

Charles

When I initially wrote this one, that line was not in the poem at all.

Sometimes, late editions do not work out so well, but this one did.


Princess

Yeah, you no me and beach writing. I need to live near an ocean...

A warm one.

And hey, thanks for the wishes. Rock on, Princess, rock on!

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Eric,
You don't have to listen to me, but if you cut the last three lines, the irony is better expressed.
I have published poetry, but I'm not a poet.
Ah well, maybe you know it.

And Chales notices it, but is it "Love the one you're with"?

Opinion on this, I think, is split.

But I do like you second stanza.
Wooh! Double entendre to great effect.

Take heart. Some years ago I sent three poems to Fiddlehead, the important little Canadian magazine of poetry.
Poems came back with "These are not good poems." Fok!
...So I sent them to an alumni magazine of my alma mater, Ryerson U. and they printed them.

Ego
By Ivan Prokopchuk
Through the labyrinth of soul
I crawl
U p through the maze
Down to the dregs
And sideways, left, right
But always returning to centre.
Ego centre.
\>

Maybe I''ve got a problem.

I don't think it's your problem.

One is so into oneself!

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

p.s.,

I was going to say, don't have a bird over all this, but then maybe you actually did.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

eric1313 said...

Actually, I'm off to do Thanksgiving part 2 with my mom... and then go and meet up with Jessica.

I'll see you all when I get back.

Crushed said...

Yes, yes, lovely thought.

A burning heart needs a soul to quench it...

Lana Gramlich said...

I agree with Charles. Another lovely poem, Eric. :) Hope you had a great turkey day!

Cléa said...

"The only remedy for
a burning heart
is a soul to quench it"

Eric, that is so beautiful. The sentence is going to echo in my mind for some time.

i beati said...

you are quite productive at the holidays Sandy

eric1313 said...

Ivan

Well, it's been awhile since I sent anything anywhere. But maybe now is the time, I have quite a portfolio built.

And I hope to at least get some luck, if not the offset time around, then on the second time.

And yep, TG was a good 2 days for me.


Crushed

I liked that one too. Good thing I did put that in there, sometimes the last minute thoughts have to be resisted, too. Good thing I let this one go.

eric1313 said...

Lana

Thanks for the read! And yes, it was a turkey but man did it fly by!


Clea

From anyone that is some powerful praise. From you, it's powerful+.


Sandy

Yeah, it seems I am... I can't wait to see what comes next.

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