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


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Fabulous! I love the format (looks like flickering tongues of fire) and I quite like the caps:) Lots of lovely lines and great imagery:)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

fire and water...complete life elements...loved how you presented this to our eyes and our minds

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I LOVE it as it is :)
A beautiful portrayal of what fire is, it is so much more than a mere flame! All possessing, all consuming....invading and cleansing....really like this piece hon xx

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Something in us will forever burn."
Couldn't agree more.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

love fire...can ya tell?

strong fiery piece distinguished

you coerce flames well :p

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Alessander
Alessander

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