Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Heat of the Fire



Ashes to ashes;
Dust to dust.
Weep, if you will,
Rage, if you must.

The prayers of your heart
Rise like smoke to the sky.
Sending your love
With the ashes on high.


The fire before you
Dances in flame.
Everything’s different;
Nothing’s the same.


The cleansing heat of the fire
Burns hot, you are learning.
Everything has its
Own way of burning.



20 comments:

  1. Amazing images and really liked the poem too.

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    1. Thank you, Tonia. I just never know with fewer words if I am clear enough with my message. Individuals will interpret for themselves.

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  2. I am not a poet - at all, but I liked this very much. The big things in nature, fire, water, earth are things we all in some way, relate to. I miss Lake Michigan and the fires we built and sat around. It was soothing and peaceful. Did you know that in the temple in old testament times that incense was burned and the smoke was a symbol of the prayers of the people, floating up to heaven.

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    1. I think the symbolism of smoke is a beautiful one. Thanks for checking in, Sue. Come see me! We're in!

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  3. Great thoughts this morning! Thanks for sharing them, Denise.

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    1. Oh, Kendra. I appreciate your supportive words. Have a great day!

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  4. Your photos are always great, so I'll just say I really love your poem!

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    1. Melinda, thank you. It's always so nice to hear from you!

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  6. Beautiful, Denise! Would love to see more of your poetry. You are so talented!!!

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    1. Carol, I just wish I could see more of your art!

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  7. I love this. Your words were just right. Your photos are always, always, wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Stella! You're making me smile today!

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  8. yum, yum and yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum

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    1. Oh, Liane! Glad it tasted good to you!

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  9. Great images and message! I felt so much emotion in your post--maybe we are experiencing some of the same ones?

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    1. Perhaps, Beth...the fire brought so many emotions to the surface.

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