Ananta Madhavan


Fire Hymn


Fire builders, we shall pile the twigs
Here in this square of sacrifice,
Here in this place of sacrifice,
Here in this home of fire
We shall trick out a fire,
Fire that is freed by smoke,
Fire that is chained by smoke.

Fire that is freed by smoke,
Leap higher now that you can see
The higher standing vacancy
To which the flames aspire,
Leap higher, Fire.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Topic of this poem: prayer

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This was published in Illustrated Weekly of India, December 1963,
and later included in an anthology of poems by Indians.
Such prayers are in the Vedas of India and also in Persian lore.

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