Fire

Fire

A Poem by Alessander

 

                                              



                 It was there heating
                                            sloping cavernous craniums

                         It was there illuminating
              marble hallways

         It was there immolating
                              witches at stakes

                                     Its fierce essence
                          frightens wilder-beasts

                                   Its memorizing radiance
  lures moths to annihilation

                       When in love, we often become
             both wilder-beast and moth

                When we are children, we learn
             to leap back from the flame

                               When we are old, we are rolled
                 into iron incinerators

                                    And every day between
   We are encompassed by suns
                       We are consumed by flickering passions

                                  We set-off firecrackers
                           for amusement

    We light candles
                                     to measure time

         Veladoras to whisper
                                 to gods

        Fire is Life

                                      Something in us will
                                            forever burn.


© 2014 Alessander



Author's Note

Alessander
The format came out a little different, but I'm tired of trying to fix it. Should I leave all caps out? As always, any input, reflection, reaction welcome.

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vast imagination you bring into play here and utterly helped in drawing several images in my mind as I was reading your poem. This is rich with wisdoms and utterly touching in so many ways.

' And every day between
We are encompassed by suns
We are consumed by flickering passions ' FAVOURITE

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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First - you clearly threw in words such as immolating to try and make yourself appear far more intelligent and capable than you actually are. Once you break it down and look past the pretty BS on the surface there's actually nothing to this poem is there. Some silly, simplistic comments relating to fire but nothing of value or even anything interesting.

The bizarre format makes it harder to read than it should be and adds nothing to it. It's just some little tale you threw together and tried to polish it up into something of vague value. Well. You failed.

There's nothing complex or profound here. It's merely cliches and boring, tired old ideas being pushed forward into a bland manner.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 4 people found this review constructive.

I love the shape of this poem

Posted 6 Years Ago


I love it :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


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interesting and engaging new take on something every poet wants to write about. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i like the format- it helps to define the flow. I like the message and the enlightenment of it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Simple and deep. I think it's so... awesome... when a poem is just as much about something else as it is about itself. I know that probably doesn't make much sense. What I mean is that this poem is obviously about fire, but at the end of the poem, I didn't think of "fire" as much as I thought about time. Maybe I'm just trippin'.

I like it, either way.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a nice work, i like its simplicity. love this work.
:)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

vast imagination you bring into play here and utterly helped in drawing several images in my mind as I was reading your poem. This is rich with wisdoms and utterly touching in so many ways.

' And every day between
We are encompassed by suns
We are consumed by flickering passions ' FAVOURITE

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, this is my favorite one of yours. We've all seen this topic oafishly raped but you as usual avoided the cliches. I like it because it simply lays out its draw and depth to humans and its scope in life while maintaining its mystery.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

We treked through past, present, and future. Burned all forms of life. Let it kiss our cheeks, and awed at it's perplexity. An eternal flame in this piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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