Saturday, December 26, 2009

Carousel

(Andy Warhol post below)

There were times spent
When you waited
Just to jump aboard
That merry-go-round-
Of all that you labored
To re-create
In the course of a day

In and out of department stores
Through all the traffic
You can smell it
Memories wafting up
Strangers, profiles-
You brush past
Lobster's looking through the glass

It’s that familiar song
You’ve heard it in the market
Like a symphony
When it could get you
Past this wall
Events,
You'd could once recount
With ease..are nearly a shadow

Your further up stream
Still you step aboard
Cool wind blows
Against your cheeks
Its a lighter load now
An memories,
Like a carousel
Spin
Of all the times you labored
To re-create
In the course of a day
But it's OK...



Maybe it was timing but I read the following excerpt from a devotional which kind of spoke to me after I wrote that poem- It may to you as well?
"Faith looks back and says,
"Christ died for me."
Above and cries,
"He lives for me";
Forward and whispers
"He comes for me"
We are not traveling by schedule but by faith"
(Traveling Toward Sunrise)- Cowman

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and cute shot of the kittie! I wish you all the best in 2010, Happy Holidays and New years.

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures,
I love cats, we have a gray tabby cat!
Beautiful poem too!!
Thank you,

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Eileen!
Just wanted to welcome you guild-rez and for this read too. I saw you kitty Max and your sites are terrific-

JM said...

I was expecting every animal but a cat in that green 'bush'! How cute! :-) Love your fern photos!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ha..I guess I know why. Thanks JM-

ruma2008 said...

What a lovely cat.

Her trust may be an absolute.

From the Far East.
Best regards.

elvira pajarola said...

so lovely your little golden velvet-paws...I just love it....what is she looking for...?
...the plant is marvellous....!
have a happy day and a very HAPPY AND JOYFUL NEW YEAR, cara Regina!
ciao ciao elvira

Denise said...

Your photos always make me feel so good Regina. Your little cat makes a precious portrait and I just love that header too. Beautiful words, beautiful post! Look forward to coming here in 2010. Happy New Year my friend :)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ruma, thank you and I'm looking forward to more of the far East!
Denise, what sweet words..I look forward to another year of blogging with you as well!
Elvira..thank you for the wonderful encouragement-so glad to get to know you and see things through your window

sojourner said...

hey, just noticed all the kitty pictures down here - so sweet! interesting this poem in light of the comment you left at my place asking how my Christmas went - it was/is like that poem i've been on a merry-go-round of memories because this year was different (empty-nest) having to share my family - i was kind of blue - the quote at the end was nice - i need to focus more on Him and look forward to the new which will come with the change in the present - hope your Christmas was blessed! oh, i was sorry to hear that you had so many storms - using the generator and all - hope it's better now PEACE!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey Yvette..sorry about that. Sometimes this time of year can be awfully sad for many for lots of reasons..just like you mentioned. Glad you liked this.
We have the usual drama but can take comfort in the deeper meaning..laying hold of faith in the reality of behind the season, huh.
Ya, the storms are over thankfully and its been nice a sunny. Good to hear from you though- as always-

doro said...

very nice photo, greetings!

Regina said...

Its so cute! Such a wonderful poem.
More power and blessings for the New Year!
Cheers my friend.

(PS. Still no big blast yet on Mayon Volcano. Maybe on the New Year,hehe:).
Albay province where it is located is about 150 kilometers from Manila. An hour by plane.

XOXO
Regs

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks for visiting Doro! My best to you for the New Year!
Hey Regina..thanks..and I appreciate that news! I'm really curious. We do have much in common! Have a great day-

The Write Girl said...

Hi Regina,

I find this piece to be so moving especially the final lines on faith...it is certainly encouraging and moving. Thank you for the inspiration : )

ruma2008 said...

This year, I'm glad for the opportunity to meet with you.

Thank you for showing your wonderful works.

I look forward to a reencounter with you next year.

Wish you a Happy New Year 2010.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

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