Sally Plumb Plumb

Rookie - 469 Points (23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

A Dark Fire


Say we can meet
in the astral place,
then I can travel
deaths dark corridoor
with some dignity
and grace.
If your bright light shines
fore or aft,
I'll know I'm safe in spirit
and night will pass
into beams of brightness.

And yours will be
the might I see
when I wander eternity.
Then if your own
sweet chariot should pass me
with its wheels of flame,
I shall be warmed,
and then I'll live again.

Submitted: Friday, May 08, 2009
Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011

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  • Silver Star - 7,886 Points Daniel Brick (8/4/2014 2:18:00 AM)

    When I clicked on this poem I was very curious about the role DARK FIRE would take. And I was surprised and heartened by the subtle arrival of the chariot with the understated presence of divine power and/or love.Earlier this summer I read again D. H. Lawrence's SHIP OF DEATH, which he wrote to prepare for his own death. Very existential. Your poem joins a noble company. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,037 Points Valerie Dohren (3/6/2012 12:53:00 PM)

    A really beautiful Poem Sally. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 63 Points John Raubenheimer (11/24/2011 7:19:00 AM)

    Sally this is a very beautiful and tender expression. Reading it makes me feel warm. I wanted to say, it makes me want to hug you. There... I've said it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Margaret Beil (11/18/2011 6:16:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful poem Sally. Being one with the universe in permanence, superb (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raymond Uyok (10/30/2011 1:59:00 AM)

    To travel death's dark corridor with dignity and grace is a striking oxymoron. I have a passion for works that go beyond the physical. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,405 Points Dave Walker (10/29/2011 2:58:00 PM)

    Really love this. a great poem.
    I will forever ride the astral plane. A great write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 173 Points Stan Petrovich (7/11/2011 5:39:00 AM)

    Seeing the title 'A Dark Fire, ' I immediately thought of Nabokov's 'Pale Fire, ' a title derived from Shakespeare. Wondering if there might be any coincidental smilarities, I noticed there were. Did you ever read that novel? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (6/29/2011 8:28:00 AM)

    This is so beuatifully written - i love it. Fantastic poet - SG xo (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,098 Points Edward Kofi Louis (3/28/2011 4:37:00 AM)

    A nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    E.K.L. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,922 Points Ken E Hall (9/9/2010 4:57:00 AM)

    Travelling deaths corridoor the dark fire spares you to become a born again christian...seems it was in the stars......enjoyed...regards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,974 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/13/2010 7:22:00 PM)

    'll know I'm safe in spirit
    and night will pass
    into beams of brightness..... high personified views about love... i liked it very much good composition too...10 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,336 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/17/2010 9:40:00 PM)

    I can travel
    deaths dark corridoor
    with some dignity
    and grace.

    So high a personality we need to challenge the life also. Life to greet death with no submission rather if it appears to address me, it should have to know man is a highest and finest creature made by nature to whom death itself have to be submissive and to be bowed with showering honour and dignity.

    Tough your writing and the poem should be honoured as a human-art in the expansion of such a hollow surroundings of the universe.

    Regards,
    10 I vote if machine receives
    Apoet Bangla (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ooo ooo (4/8/2010 8:33:00 PM)

    this poem is awesome....you take the reader to another space in time, another dimension. And it's full of such poignancy, and of hope-I just love this poem of yours! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 86 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (3/9/2010 11:21:00 AM)

    ‘…with its wheels of flame, //I shall be warmed, //and then I'll live again.’

    Wheels of flame nice imagery …excellent finish … enjoyed…
    10+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points C. P. Sharma (2/25/2010 2:20:00 AM)

    A sweet poem. Love can enlighten the darkest corners of mind and the heart can feel its warmth. A true worship of heart.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 166 Points Dr.subhendu Kar (12/3/2009 5:07:00 AM)

    sweet chariot should pass me
    with its wheels of flame,
    I shall be warmed,
    and then I'll live again....as it enlightens the soul onto the eternity by resurrection as passion when resilient, and heart awes by gleams of flame radiating.....wonderful versing by imagery and metaphors with ingenuity, +++, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (9/18/2009 7:11:00 PM)

    A dark fire that makes one live again is well explained in brief. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Subroto Chatterjee (8/12/2009 2:34:00 AM)

    More like a bright fire in the dark corridors of death....thats as dark as it can get...A brooding one..
    Cheers.
    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonya Florentino (7/21/2009 5:30:00 PM)

    a dark romantic poem....dark fire indeed..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (6/17/2009 10:28:00 PM)

    'If your bright light shines
    fore or aft,
    I'll know I'm safe in spirit
    and night will pass
    into beams of brightness.'

    Lovely poem with lovely idea. Love the above lines most.10+++ (Report) Reply

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