Fire-Flowers Poem by Emily Pauline Johnson


Rating: 2.7

And only where the forest fires have sped,
Scorching relentlessly the cool north lands,
A sweet wild flower lifts its purple head,
And, like some gentle spirit sorrow-fed,
It hides the scars with almost human hands.

And only to the heart that knows of grief,
Of desolating fire, of human pain,
There comes some purifying sweet belief,
Some fellow-feeling beautiful, if brief.
And life revives, and blossoms once again

Leslie Sharp 08 September 2014

This a lovely poem! It reminded me of how a forest is reborn after it was consume by fire. Just like a death of a love one. It sadden us! But the birth of a new love fills us with Joy! Let us rejoice in every breath we take and every step. Take nothing for granted and give much gratitude!

10 6 Reply
Lily Marie 11 September 2005

Beautiful and inspirational.

8 5 Reply
Pepito 05 May 2020

that is not inspirational stupid

1 6
Karina Parchment 28 February 2020

we used this poem in school a while ago 4th grade

3 2 Reply
Gwen Johnston 06 July 2018

WE'LL always remember these poems.

4 5 Reply
Yu Inoue 03 December 2016

I'm not very good in English, I don't understand the 2nd half of this poem. Could someone be so kind and explain the 2nd part means? , I appreciate this. Thank you.

8 6 Reply
Ratnakar Mandlik 28 January 2016

A beautifully penned lovely poem and inspirational too. Thanks for sharing.

9 5 Reply
Ratnakar Mandlik 28 January 2016

A beautifully penned lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

9 5 Reply
Error Success