> Grey Matter Oeuvre - Poetry & Paintings: Flushing Ember<META name="keywords" content="poetry, poems, poet, art, literature, writing, publishing, publish">


Flushing Ember

Red firefly darting to and fro,
With emphatic gesture and searing glow,
punctuating your words, surging at each pause
when it meets with your lips, ample cause.
Without addiction, I soon ache for the taste
entranced by its dance with your reveling face.
It burns with delight, as would I in your hands.
The smoke stretches and curls in silver strands.
Smoldering, the blaze towards your mouth ascends
till it relaxes to dust and takes up with the wind.


Blogger camera shy said...

just out of curiosity, what does the binary code post translate into?

2:13 PM  
Blogger camera shy said...

also, i like your art work
sorry to hear about the carple (sp?) tunnel.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

Hey there, haven't dropped by for the longest and I see you've changed your blog template. Nice. :)

And nice image - the glowing cigarette as firefly. :)

5:06 PM  
Blogger Funky Fresh Freddie said...

I like your sketches. Are these your paintings?

2:35 AM  
Blogger transience said...

yeah! more art!

7:23 AM  
Blogger TwistedNoggin said...

If I post an artist's name or "artist: unknown", then it is not one of mine. Most of my paintings were destroyed by water damage. Many of my drawings have been lost because I've had to move way too many times in the past decade.
If I do not post an artist's name or "artist: unknown", then it is one of mine. I'm sorry there are so few to post. I'm anxious to get back to creating more, but I need my carpal tunnel fixed first.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

It burns with delight, as would I in your hands


2:24 AM  
Blogger death said...

interesting. the firefly kisses the dead oh so often :)

8:28 AM  
Blogger TripleSix said...

hmmm....nice n uniquley interestin...
looks like u r accompanied with some emtion...smthin thts new,else y wud u write down this line..
"It burns with delight, as would I in your hands"

9:14 AM  
Blogger RuKsaK said...

Thanks for swinging by my place - please let me know what you think of the series, if you would. Many thanks

10:42 AM  
Blogger fatochre said...


I like what you got goin on over here. Why do treasures like you always have to be hidden in the sand. Would you still be a treasure if you weren't hidden, no i guess not, then you would be art.
I loved the poem, never thought anyone could make smoking a stick sound so.....not cancerous.(reformed smoker, gotta follow the rules you know.)
Thank you for fresh air, it feels good. Thanks.

10:56 AM  
Blogger TwistedNoggin said...

Yeah, don't let the kiddies read this one. I'd feel bad for seeming to glorify the stuff.

But, as filthy as the habit may be, there is still beauty in that little red glow, dancing about as someone gestures until it seems to take on a life of it's own, and humanity would do well to start seeing the beauty in everyday sights we take for granted.

11:31 AM  
Blogger TwistedNoggin said...

oh, and to triplesix, re:
"looks like u r accompanied with some emtion...smthin thts new,else y wud u write down this line.."

I wouldn't say NEW. In the same way that I choose to open my eyes to many beautiful things that most people overlook, I never stop enjoying what I'm already blessed to have. The man smoking in this poem has been with me for some time.

Some people can't value a work of art until they've seen it printed on a tie. Some can't crave the love of whomever they have already been loving. I pity those people and the darkness they stretch across their eyes and hearts, cheesy as that may sound.

11:49 AM  
Blogger TripleSix said...

well,i totally understand...n yes,watever u said bout the value of art...i endorse with tht...one shall be respected with wat they wud like to indulge themselves into..be it anythin!!
if no one does...hmmmm...

wat can u do?hmmm...
show them a finger..n dn't give a damn bout it..n then ltr laugh ur ass off thinkin bout the situation...u wud feel relaxed...truly!!
take care

12:48 PM  
Blogger camera shy said...

im not usually one for rhym, but this works for me on many levels
cetainnly a poem worth sharing

7:10 PM  
Blogger Queen Neetee said...

Hi. Just a quick note. CAUGHT Part 2 is ready to read. Hope you like it.

I will be back to read your work very soon. I've been writing all day and I'm exhausted!


6:50 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Girl said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Girl said...

Rhythmic poetry is such a treat, especially when done as well as this. Calling to the primitive-ness of raw emotion, how very excellent.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

I concur. This piece has wonderful rhythms and delightful images.

8:55 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home