Burning Bright

Burning Bright

A Poem by ArtisticVisions
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inspired by Fahrenheit 451 (by Ray Bradbury)

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Pale skin shines in moonlight
dark eyes of gentle wonder
Flitting smile lining soft words
hands cupping the last yellow flower
brushing dewdrops on bowing grass.

A candle among blazing torches
mirror in an empty room
ticking hands of a clock
Confident, comforting
reflecting innocent truth.

Melody of a meaningless song
hidden oasis in a decaying world
a silent figure, cupped hands, head bent
holding the last flower of fall
standing among burning flames
pages crumbling like flightless birds

Fire, clean and quick,
until you fade too.

© 2018 ArtisticVisions


Author's Note

ArtisticVisions
Clarisse McClellan deserves a poem :) I love Bradbury's poetic way of writing:
"The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement..her face was slender and milk-white, and in it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with tireless curiosity."
If you haven't read F451 yet, I really suggest you do. It's less than 200 pages, but they say so much. Honestly, the world felt a little less vast when I realized the messages in the book. Our words will outlive us; the marks we chose to leave remain longer than we can imagine. Keep writing :) thanks for reading!

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Hi, thanks for stopping by! Writing is my voice, and I hope to spread some light through my words. I've been writing poetry for a few years, mostly just for fun and to express myself. Advice is .. more..

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