2.12.2009

Weeping dance

A cigarette lits,
falls,
hits
the innocent weeds.

Heat,
rests on the dry dirt.
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A spark starts,
one awakes,
a second awakes,
a third awakes,
everyone awakes.

One join,
another join,
more join,
unity.

A fire bursts.
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Wind passes,
blows;
fire grows,
moves.

A tree catches,
dances
in the flaming red blaze.
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Sparkles jump,
bounce,
hop
everywhere.

A dancing group
in burning fire.
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They dance,
and dance,
and dance.

For a minute.
For an hour.
For a day.
For a week.
For,
ever?
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Wind passes,
blows;
fire growls,
flutters.

A tree catches,
cries,
in the flaming red blaze.
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Weeds cry,
shrubs cry,
trees cry,
the once blessed land,
cry.

Echidnas cry,
lyre birds cry,
wombats cry,
the merry kangeroos
cry.
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People cry.
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Only,
the sky doesn't cry.

38 comments:

Qiwy said...

I cry too!

I<3 your poem

xxx

terra said...

oh those fires in australia are terrible
we hear about them on the news every day and the death toll just keeps seeming to go up
it's so sad

Couture Carrie said...

Wow, sad and scary images, deep words. Love that koala!

xoxox,
CC

Tina said...

beautiful post, the recent fire in australia is such a tragic event, my heart goes out to all those affected

electric feel said...

i just want to say: THAnK you for sharing this pics! I mean i saw some in the news, but this ones make me think more about it!!

jessica said...

wow .
definitely the most poetic way to describe the bushfires in australia .
everything cries except the sky .
perfect .



x

zoë said...

the fire pictures are terrifying .
brilliant post .

Lo said...

this is so devestating.

LoveMore said...

oh this touched my heart..my heart is still weeping for these victims..how good is it to see the whole world stop and send their love and donations too to all the victims..it's just so tragic.

this is amazing, you should send it in somewhere, it could be published!

xx LM

ryder said...

i like it, except the end. again me. i know agnes, i know. oh, koala was the sweetest. i saw it on tv. drinking water. so sad... u r so affecetd with the worls around u. i like your sensitivity. xx

lauh-ren said...

this is a lovely post.

Mustafa Şenalp said...

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FLASHY STYLISTA said...

sad but beautiful pictures!! hard to look at them and that lil koala there!!man it's too sad!

Maggie May said...

very sad, very sad.

Porcelain Blonde said...

I LOVED seeing that image of the koala.

I was just saying to my boyfriend last night we need to see more heart warming news/images from the fires here - it's too sad for words and I think people need to be reminded of the good :)

Your words are achingly beautiful. You're very talented.
xxx

Eeli said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful and makes me want to weep. My heart pains with the suffering that those affected are having to deal with right now.

Your poems are amazing. Have you considered getting them published?

Eeli xx

alex hannah said...

The fires in Victoria are so tragic. Disasters like this are practically unheard of in Australia. But Lovely poem!

B. said...

oh my god!
all those fires in australia are destroying an amazing plce ! :(
xo

Dooder City said...

OMG, this is so sad.
I love the Koala so much.
I know mother nature does everything for a reason, and I guess fires are another piece to its puzzle.

yiqin; said...

I am very sad about this :( I just donated but I wish I could donate more! :(

Carlita said...

Very deep and sad. But I love the photos you used for this post :)

I love your blog by the way!

Much Love,
Carlita

Bells said...

that's horrible and so wonderful at the same time.

horrible - the fires! i join the crying.

wonderful - your poem and the way simplicity can capture such complicated emotions.

Shen-Shen said...

The photos are beautiful, but what's happening is not :(

Valentine said...

Haunting, poignant and I love the sense of urgency that is felt throughout it. The ending is especially heartbreaking too. You really have a way with words.

Happy Vday Love!

xox

V

Laura* said...

Terrible pics...

Montse said...

It's a pity... poor nature, poor people, poor koalas... No one deserves this. Are you from Australia?

Petra said...

My heart goes out to everyone involved in the tragic bush-fires. So, so devestating.

This is a beautiful post. You have addressed it so beautiully and it is wonderful to see.

xx

michelle said...

So sad!

Krystal said...

gorgeous

noelle chantal said...

beautiful poem. the pictures says it all. another great post! :)

essenceanddesire said...

Wow Agnes! brilliant post!

x

Molly said...

this is really haunting. my heart goes out to those in australia
mxx

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filthy lust said...

this is beautifully sad.

Caroline said...

oh my god. this is the most beautiful and enlightening thing.

Cindiddy said...

i loved that! esp with the pics...
thanks !

Bella said...

Ohmygod, such a powerful post!
The 8th shot is unbelieveable!

Kay said...

This is so sad, but so so good. Really moving.
The image of the koala is really tragic ):

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