Thursday, January 22, 2009


No matter how
the sunlight pours in,
still it scribes the shadows of bars
over the floor.

I hunt nightclubs,
libraries, supermarkets,
trashed apartments,
and littered streets,
for entities to sate my appetites,
assuage my hungers.

But bricks line the emptiness
I've walled myself into.
Though I seem for a while
to have filled up spaces -
feel the warmth of fullness
from this man or that,

eventually I find myself once more
soaking up a grid of darkness
that overlays the light.

I must find a way to fill
my hollows myself,
not seek kapok stuffing
from someone else.


Blogger Chris Never said...

A shadowed turn of word from you my dear *smile*

This poem actually exudes a sense of dappled light through trees, which is kinda amazing.

2:37 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

oh you're back! Thank you ... so kind ..

2:45 PM  
Blogger Chris Never said...

Yes, I am approaching 2009 with a wary eye let me tell you, I see all sorts of trials ahead for this little black duck unfortunately

I will be as Hercules, less some muscle tone of course, but I will face my trials with trepidation and determination.

3:05 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

aye, tis going to be a tough year I think.

I've been reading Horatio Hornblower by C.S. Forester. A rattling good tale. Even better for having seen the tv series I think, because I have pictures in my head to add to the stories.
I may read the whole series!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Chris Never said...

The tv series was indeed, quite good stuff, a ripping yarn in the true English sense of the word.

You heading for a difficult year also?

I am sorry to hear that kid,the only saving grace I think is that the year will pass by in a blur, so it will be over soon hopefully.

3:31 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

Maybe I'm being unnecessarily pessimistic.
I put in an awful lot of groundwork last year, so I'm really wanting to work to consolidate those gains this year and maybe get a nice new job at the end of it.

I've decided I'd like to take a trip overseas for my 50th birthday. God! I'm 50 this year!!!!
I never thought I would be 50!

So I'd hoped not to have stuidents staying here any more, but I'll continue with that this year so I can save for my trip.

I got my certificate in adult literacy tutoring just before Christmas, and I've just completed and handed in the extra work for my National Diploma. (certificate is level 3, diploma is level 5).

I think what I need now is to spend this year getting more hands on, practical experience and then when I feel more confident I'll apply for a job as a tutor.

Or course all this is hard to do when you're working and keeping house etc as well. I should have done all this in my twenties.
sigh, live and learn as they say.

3:54 PM  

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