Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Poetry In A Garden Of Fire

In gardens of fire we grow
gold moon studs to pierce
the dark tongues of midnight dreams,

origami shadows with sun-feather wings,
hollow lightning chimes
to dangle in the wind-beards of storms.

There’s no yellow fruit, green, red,
or sprouts breaking earth, only words
rising from the furrows of fallen stars.


Today is the one year anniversary of Laughing ghosts. For year two, a new name, slight change of color, but the same old poet, at the same old address.

31 comments:

MB said...

What a beautiful poem with which to launch your "new year" — congratulations on your blogday! This has really lovely and striking images, Pat!

jel said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Pat,

very cool poem and name,

but will miss the Laughing ghosts!


Cheers

floots said...

you stay right there
you're too good to lose
(as this one proves)
and i'm getting too old to go searchin' :)

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Happy blog day to you-Happy blog day to you-Happy blog day dear Pa-at- Happy blog day to you-

So many colours in this lovely, have to say I'm fond of the old name though the new one's good too

Pris said...

I like this , Pat. And congratulations!! Your layout is the one I was trying to change to in the new blogger. Darn. I love it.

Richard Kay said...

Happy Anniversary, Pat!

Joyce said...

You are truly a man drunk on words!

ann said...

Happy Anniversay...

"words rising from the furrows of fallen stars"
inspiring your pen from heavens afar

A new year and a new start...
hope you enjoy it as much as the last

guess now would be a good time to stop and leave it to the expert ;)

p.s. mind you don't get your fingers burnt

Borut said...

Thanks for the year of your poetry, Pat. Laughing Ghosts - I'll miss them, but the new name is great. Yes, I agree, we must hurry up and produce something for the market!:) Good poem to start with!

J.B. Rowell said...

What a way to start year 2! Powerful and surprising stuff in that poem. Congrats,
Julia

Kai C. said...

happy 1st blog anniversary..

beautiful poem

polona said...

a definite wow! poem to celebrate your anniversary and give a new name to your blog (i rather liked laughing ghosts but will get used to this one, too :))
here's to much more of your delightful poetry!
(one more week till my first year of blogging)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

one year --- I feel like I've known you for decades....

Russell Ragsdale said...

As the Emperor say in Amadeus: "Well there it is then!" Happy Blogday, Dear Pat, what a year it has been! This Widescreen, Technicolor poem is a perfect start. Thanks for all that poetry and we're looking forward to a lot more to come.

Amalendu said...

welcome to your new incarnation... but the ghost will always follow...
A nice poem Pat...

trinitystar said...

Congratulations 1 year Anniversay Pat.
:o)

tongue in cheek said...

Happy Birthday of your Blog! Happy us that you share your poetry!
Many the moon shine bright,
the chimes sing sweet songs,
and may your star shine brightly over head!

gulnaz said...

happy anniversary...wishing you many more!

i loved the magic of this poem!!

Don Iannone said...

Congratulations Pat. My how time flies when you're having a good time.

firebird said...

I don't think you're the "same old poet"--the images in this poem are like none I have seen here before--deeply lyrical and mysterious...
I like this new world...nice for firebirds...

Masago said...

Wow! Congrats. Here's to another great year!

sage said...

Congratualations on your anniversary!

Pat Paulk said...

MB, thank you very much!!

Thanks Janice!! Me too.

Floots, I'm too old to wander far. Get lost easy, but never too far away. Thank you!!

Sue, I started looking for the candles to blow out. Thank you!!

Pris, you made me soooo glad I didn't find another I like better. Thank you!!

Thanks Richard!! Miss not being able to comment on your haikus.

Joyce, I've been drunk on much more than those. But, this isn't a confessional.

Thanks Ann!! I'm used to burnt fingers, it's the heart that always causes me a problem.

Borut, thank you for a year of reading. You always have interesting comments!!

Julia, thank you!! Some of it surprised me.

Thank you Kai!!

Polona, I'm older than you by one week?? It's been a good year. I like LG too. Maybe I'll change it back.

Andrew, we are definitely kindred spirits, especially when it comes to weather.

Russell, well yes "there it is". It has been a good blogging year, and a reall pleasure getting to know the real "Darth"!!

Amalendu, very well said!! Thank you!!

Thank you Trinitystar!!

Corey, your words always add flavor to my day. Thank you!!

Gulnaz, thank you!! it was the magic of poetry I was trying to express.

Don, yes it does. Good time with good friends!!

Vivian, I can't image a world, or garden without a firebird. would certainly be a gray and dreary place. Thank you!!

Cheers Vaughn!!

Thanks Sage!!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Oops did I forget the candels?

Nea said...

Congradulations Pat. A new name and a new color are good, but I am glad you kept that same old poet, we like him...

steve said...

And and amazing flow of writing - well done, Pat

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary to the Laughing Ghosts and a welcome to the new.
Waitin to see what grows from the seeds of ghosts..

gautami tripathy said...

Sorry for missing this!

New garden, new flowers!

dsnake1 said...

kind of like missed Laughing Ghosts, but the new name is great too,and it's the same poet...

and he's getting more awesome!

Congrats!

Pat Paulk said...

Sue, they weren't there??

Thanks Nea!!

Thanks Steve!!

Carol, only the muse knows. Thank you!!

Gautami, thanks for coming back and finding.

Dsnake, thanks for the kind words!!

bre said...

Nicely done, Happy Anniversary