Fire-Caught Poem by Langston Hughes

Fire-Caught

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The gold moth did not love him
So, gorgeous, she flew away.
But the gray moth circled the flame
Until the break of day.
And then, with wings like a dead desire,
She fell, fire-caught, into the flame.

Fire-Caught
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
yeetus 16 May 2019

Cryptic much i mean seriously

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 14 October 2017

And then, with wings like a dead desire, She fell, fire-caught, into the flame. \Lovely write.

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Tom Allport 29 December 2016

some people like moths are drawn to a different type of flame? it's all part of life's game.

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Rajnish Manga 17 March 2015

The age old tale of romance between a moth and the flame ending with the ultimate sacrifice of moth has been beautifully reconstructed in this poem. Wow, beautiful.

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