Burn Before Reading

,
then sit by the firelight
and bask in the glow.
Form your own words
of glass and sand and
tempered phrase. Raise
your hands to a burning
moon; all these words are
embers waiting, going
somewhere soon.

Watch them rise,
fireflies
with star-warmed wings.

 

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19 Responses to Burn Before Reading

  1. lillian says:

    …all these words are embers waiting……..LOVING your take on this prompt. What a tacticle and wonderful way to think of the writing process — with imagery that tempts the eye to compose!

  2. Candy says:

    your burning words warm me, De

  3. these descriptions are just delicious, De. I wish I had written this. Especially:
    words
    of glass and sand and
    tempered phrase.

  4. Nicely done. I really like the imagery of fireflies with star-warmed wings.

  5. qbit says:

    “Form your own words
    of glass and sand and
    tempered phrase.” – Fantastic.

  6. Grace says:

    Love the rising in the end with: fireflies
    with star-warmed wings.

  7. Waltermarks says:

    I can see the embers rising like fireflies. It takes me to the campfire

  8. rothpoetry says:

    Words embers waiting to rise! Nice!
    dwight

  9. Oh I love those words you raise like fireflies- they truly shines

  10. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    Your work quietly demands to be read aloud so the reader can truly appreciate the lilting cadence you’ve woven into this lovely, delicate work.
    “Watch them rise,
    fireflies
    with star-warmed wings

  11. kim881 says:

    I love the imagery and rhymes in this, De, especially:
    ‘Watch them rise,
    fireflies
    with star-warmed wings’.

  12. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    “fireflies with star-warmed wings”…. sigh.. I wish I had written this!💞

  13. To me, this is an incantation. Entrancing imagery that melt into each other like flames.

  14. “then sit by the firelight
    and bask in the glow”
    – ah, I would love that anytime.

  15. Misky says:

    You’ve warmed my heart with this one, De.

    >

  16. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked the words as embers and “tempered phrase”.

  17. kanzensakura says:

    It seems to be atime of burning moons and embers/cinders in the sky.The fireflies got to me. Lovely image De.

  18. I like the star-warmed wings.

  19. Blue M. says:

    You said, “Moon all these words.” I’m so there. 🙂

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