Thursday, July 15, 2010

Unextinguished Fire

These are the signs of an unextinguished fire—

grey smoke plumes from a distant hillside
dervishes tremble like a hot-air mirage
subterranean rumble from an old volcano's throat
slow heart beats in a humpback whale's breast
saints hover above sun-baked desolation
red coals stare from a coat of white ash
lover's glances meet like sparks among sawdust
silver moon mirrors the solar inferno.

Burn, burn, burn, spinning world
burn, unextinguished fires.

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19 comments:

Stafford Ray said...

Every line an exquisite picture. Are you sure you are not a poet? :-)

Suz said...

ahh this was an incantation

willow said...

Ooo....exotic like a dervish! Tasty.

signed...bkm said...

the white ash...that take a hot flame...nice..bkm

kathew said...

a cyclone of words....wow

Greyscale Territory said...

Images twirl like the dervishes! A spinning welter of exotic images! Beautiful!

annell said...

Wow! Really nice!

ninotaziz said...

Wow, really loved...

silver moon mirrors the solar inferno

That something as soft as moonbeams dare challenge the raging sun? Simply marvellous!

brenda w said...

This stirred some kind of ancient urgings. I love it.

spacedlaw said...

Not all fires are destructive, indeed.

Catalyst said...

Very evocative, Tiel!

RA said...

Like words of magic. And everything will burn, burn, burn. :)

Caty said...

beautiful lines! loved it

Tumblewords: said...

Superb - powerfully earthy. BTW I'm truly enjoying 'Illuminations from Inside' - thank you!

Lyn said...

This has a real beat..like a chant..very good!

Brian Miller said...

a wonderful verse...great imagery...i hope to burn bright until ash

kavisionz said...

Well-summarized ! Very powerful, and great imagery!
Especially loved the line that speaks of the throaty rumble of a volcano..
Beautiful !!!

soundoffreedom said...

you've have painted a canvas filled with wonderfully deep words!

Jingle said...

lovely words.