fire #28: wild cats (preview)

a wild cat purrs a little wild cat purr while she’s prowling rrrr-rrrr a wild cat sings a little yow-yow-yow when she’s howling yow-ow-ooww yo-oww a wild cat burns in the night on the hunt my wild cat stirs in the night while I hunt a wild cat purrs rrrr-rrrr while I sing a little … Continue reading fire #28: wild cats (preview)

red aurora

aurora fire-lights you come to us even so late in the season earthen light ascending carrying the red of the heart the yellow a dance towards the sky and you sound aurora fire-lights like thunder like a terra-train express running right through right through no stopping no waiting so late this year yet here you … Continue reading red aurora

veil dance (oh no)

it is a dance of veils in the fireplace at night heat has separated bark from the wood on a log that I have thrown onto the hearth flickering tongues of yellow and blue are appearing (lick) disappearing twirling as though they are arms raised sinuously (lick) then disappearing the bark as it lifts so … Continue reading veil dance (oh no)

one night in front of the fire

coal aglow the wood is gone charcoal teeth red-smiling a plume of flame blue dancer to three tunes the luff the flare the burning dragon throat a promised burn blackened red fire purring and I fool me creep close in-drawn to feel the blaze kiss me kiss my face what help for me I looked … Continue reading one night in front of the fire

axeman: an alchemy

flame flows like water from the coal bed up to yellow-kiss the baffle embers glow radiance like a beating heart the devil alive and dancing that wood I hewed with my splitter raised then brought to shatter hardwood rounds into bites and chips and slices is incarnated into the short-lived god of fire © Frank … Continue reading axeman: an alchemy

dancing the fire alight in the evening

A poem a day, in September 2016 - #1 with a flare and a flame the little piece of pine is on fire crackle and a roar take the breath right away from the air see the devils dance (Dance!) (Dance!) turn and tumble twisted contortions (Dance!) (Dance!) coal glows red sends ripples out in semaphore … Continue reading dancing the fire alight in the evening