Sunday, February 14, 2010

A love poem for the bus

So this is in honour of TFE's marvellous bus being back on the road, am getting in early, like alot of others... Anyways, it's slushy - you've been warned.

Daffodil Variation

Once I bottled in tight fist hands

Golden light – a white warm day

Whisps of soft, excited strands

A gentle face that smiled that way

I kept it close, locked in deep down

That moment, that contented yawn.

That morning smooth as spacious skies

Shivered inside seeing you from afar

Feelings in the gut, wrenching, surprising,

Their strength arrests, a stop and stare,

and marvel at softness of neck, and warmth anew

Feelin happy dances thinkin of you

Anyway - enough Smush - click here for another poem - another from the "Live at the Stag's Head" album. - this one mentions the dog in Marley & Me, so thought I'd share it, following on from recent adventures with a certain mutt. Watch out for wibbles as always.

In other news - the Divas will be playing tomorrow night, their first live appearance of 2010, at Stephen James Smith's fabby doo Glór sessions. Looking forward to it greatly, just have to go and dig out those pink wings. Maybe see ye there then.


Emerging Writer said...

Nice smush. Hope he liked it.

Liz said...

Great opening with the 'bottling' and tight fists' the necking focus too!

the watercats said...

loverly moosh... and the live readings were fantastic again, You've got to try and get out to the country sometime.. I'm sure Dublin can't be the only place they do live poetry!?.. or we could go to Dublin, lol!
anyway, you're brill!

Uiscebot said...


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Titus said...

No, not so slushy - fierce opening with the "tight fist hands" and also "feelings in the gut, wrenching, surprising".
But it is lovely, and I like the last line. Ah, love...

Pure Fiction said...

Awww - lovely poem, lovely concept.

Niamh B said...

Tks EW - I hope so too!
Tks Liz - I totally meant that connection... I astound myself with my smarts sometimes.
Tks Watercats - yes we'll have to do an exchange type thing maybe - a swap of sorts, I'll come support you and you come and play dubland, and I'll support you then too!
Tks Uisce!
Tks Willow!
Ah love indeed Titus - It's nowhere near as fierce as yours tho!
Tks Pure Fiction!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Right on the money. Kerching!

Karen said...

Lovely use of sensory images in this!

Niamh B said...

TFE - Show me the Money!!!
Thanks Karen!

Dominic Rivron said...

OK so its sentimental. But if someone wrote that for me I'd be really chuffed.

Niamh B said...

Thanks Dominic - I guess it's for any one who ever had a nice moment. Hopefully that's everyone then.

Jeanne Iris said...

A wonderful, sensual poem, Niamh!

swiss said...

definitely great opening, loving that light bottled..

Niamh B said...

Thanks Jeanne & Swiss... isn't it great to be back on the bus? Am currently digging through my pocketses for next week.

Rachel Fox said...

Enjoyed 'Bliss' (can't get new one on new post to play). But my goodness...did you take any breath? Do you have gills?

Niamh B said...

Thanks Rachel, yes fear of forgetting the poem seems to work as a verbal accelerator for me, ending up in a bit of a race to the finish!