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Fire

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This life that we call our own
Is neither strong nor free;
A flame in the wind of death,
It trembles ceaselessly.

And this all we can do
To use our little light
Before, in the piercing wind,
It flickers into night:

To yield the heat of the flame,
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yeeting 04 November 2019

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M Asim Nehal 20 December 2018

Nice lines I quote: To yield the heat of the flame, To grudge not, but to give Whatever we have of strength, That one more flame may live.

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Mahtab Bangalee 29 July 2020

This life that we call our own Is neither strong nor free ....... Whatever we have of strength, That one more flame may live.....wonderfully written about the agony of earthly life; it reminds me- " man born free but everywhere in chains" ! - fire all over there in life, the earthly greedy life, fire for those who knows only to demand, demand after demand makes the human life unstable and fired unpeaceful

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This poem is so inspiring that with the heat of the flame one more flame may come alive....so wonderfully scripted thanks for sharing...10++

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Bernard Snyder 29 July 2020

Great poem. My first time ever reading this one. Amazing!

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David M. Orchard 29 June 2021

I am writing a book on a particularly wicked fire 10 years in central Texas and find that this poem reflects the resilience of the burnt-over communities. How do I request copyright permission to include it in my book?

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Pamela Lutwyche 23 August 2020

True a flame does flicker in the wind and life can to. Very deep thinking.

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Ellen Ni Bheachain 16 August 2020

Very good poem for this time and period.

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Cui Gya 13 August 2020

I would translate it

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Fanche Rhodesse 08 August 2020

awesome! beautifully written.

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