Christopher John Brennan

Sydney / Australia
Christopher John Brennan
Sydney / Australia
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Fire In The Heavens

Rating: 2.9
Fire in the heavens, and fire along the hills,
and fire made solid in the flinty stone,
thick-mass'd or scatter'd pebble, fire that fills
the breathless hour that lives in fire alone.

This valley, long ago the patient bed
of floods that carv'd its antient amplitude,
in stillness of the Egyptian crypt outspread,
endures to drown in noon-day's tyrant mood.
Behind the veil of burning silence bound,
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Susan Williams 30 November 2015
This is a difficult one- -The Fall of the Garden of Eden, a valley that is a metaphor for life, the gathering of writing scraps into one place? At any rate, I found power in the first stanza
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Kim Barney 26 February 2015
Classic sonnet pattern. Sorry, but I read this poem three times and still couldn't really understand it. I think the twelfth line caught me and dulled my brain with slumberous weight. Maybe it really deserves the 5.7 rating given by the 31 voters so far.
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