Monday, 23 December 2013

Fire of Life

I am the fire of life!
fuelling your passion,
bringing into being new life
white heat driving your spirit on
when life seems cold and unreasonable.

Bask in the light of my fire,
I call her 'sun'
a bold gesture to show
that you and I are one.

I am the fire of life!
these yellowy black flames kindle your human passion
your envy, lust, drive, indignation fill me with pride
they are my progeny
planted there by the light of love
reflected in your eyes.

Oh divine power of life-giving fire
I love that I live within you
sustain you until
the fire of your life
is extinguished, snuffed out

until the soul of your life
seeks a new host
to burn brightly as the evening star.

I am the fire of life!
raging flames round the funeral husk of you
purifying your burning embers
heating and loving you 
as you surrender this life
to delicate ashes, 
burning white
beautiful embers of life
lived in fire

I am the fire of life!

Copyright Suzy Rigg 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Today is a new day of delivery
conversations, debate, negotiation
you will feel the need to speak, to be heard
fight for reason and justice
in a place chock full of indecision and despair
at the end of the day
know this..
when you speak I listen,
even when you don't speak, I listen
when you hurt, I feel
we are not working towards the main prize
WE ARE the main prize!
what is more real than this?

Copyright S Rigg

Sunday, 4 August 2013

The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Comtemporary World Poetry

I'm so happy to announce that a poet friend has published his anthology, a celebration of work from writers around the world. Some of us are known to each other and others are strangers but for their shared love of the poetic word. It was a brave and ambitious project and I'm thrilled to say that two of my poems are featured. One is the first poem in the anthology...! "The Poet Cad"  To say "Thank you " to Frank Watson, whose idea this collection was, only hints at the excitement I feel.
"From America to Nigeria, Germany to Malaysia, and all around the world. One voice in the dark joins another, then another. Soon there is a chorus of voices and the night comes alive. No two voices are the same and each adds depth to the song. Soon it spreads and people in the next town are singing, then in the next country, and then in all the continents of the world. Different languages where the words don’t sound the same, but the heart unites as one. The song is not just the one you hear, but the one that plays “connect the dots” along the veins in your arm—as you inhale and—join in.
Explore the world of contemporary poetry through the eyes and words of over ninety poets from around the world. Drawn primarily from the poets contributing to, The dVerse Anthology features the unique voices and styles of poets as they delve into topics as varied as love, family, travel, conflict, loss, and much more. Take a peek and see what the poets have to offer about the pulse of life in modern society."
Here's how you can buy this wonderful collection...
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As for me, the words either do or don't do but don't try couldn't be more pertinent. Da do, do do.
Happy reading! 
Suzy Rigg

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Signs Unseen

There is a study in synchronicity
where your thoughts read mine
my feelings mirror yours
jumping across space and time
loving acts, sublime
no need for sounds just thoughts
in the vale of wondrous dreams.

© Suzy Rigg 2013

Thursday, 27 December 2012

New Year's Light

Softening twilight
of year’s end
eyes trained firmly ahead
no thought of what, could or might
as flashing rays
of new year’s light
melt the snow
of a year grown old
into pools
of brand new hope

Copyright 2012 Suzy Rigg