The Gift of Fire

amywink October 19th, 2017

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The Gift of Fire

After the destruction
of enraged burning,
radiant spires
erupt out of
earth blackened
yet hardly dead,
phoenix from ash,
a flame of grace for
a charcoal landscape.

When you, during
weary afternoons,
gaze out this
photograph into elsewhere,
think of me
and know I,
looking through
my own window
remember you,
growing beauty
where there
once was
fire.

(1996)

One Response to “The Gift of Fire”

  1. Brendaon 03 Dec 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Every time I read this, I love it more…..

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