Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fascinating Fire

Fierce, fascinating fire
A hero's flame
A dragon tamed
A flickering, flashing song
Intense, triumphant joy

Within the cauldron--cheers
Within the engine--power
And on the hearth it warms
Fierce, fascinating fire

But let it break the boundary wall
Trip a delicate, wavering toe
Out onto the dry, brown grasses
A city wails
Their effort fails
An all-destroying roar
And the smell of death and ashes!

For the Sunday Scribblings Prompt: Fire!


Granny Smith said...

This is a truly well-constructed and evocative poem, the last verse a wonderful contrast to the first two.

JTS said...

This poem so well reflects the intensity of fire - a thing of beauty and a thing to fear. Very well done!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wow! Very powerful!

Catherine Denton said...

Whoa! What a strong and pointed piece. Love it.
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Lisa said...

Well written and extremely easy for the reader to picture your writing.

Thanks for sharing!

Carina said...

Terrifying and Glorious

WarmSunshine said...

That's a powerful way to put it! :)