Frederick Kesner

Bronze Star - 2,121 Points (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Fusion Refraction - Poem by Frederick Kesner

i will not be scorched
by the flame of another
i shall keep my fire
fueled only by the pure
kindling found deep
within the terrain
of my wooded home

the sun shall bring
enough light by day
and a torch well-lit
providing steady
footsteps tredding
the dark by night

[as I search for what
I cannot find or name]

no light save by the moon
on occassion when it
occassion finds
which reflects the sun bright
from yonder hemisphere
translating another's flame

that illumines my weary soul
with tongues & quills on fire
intermingling in a display
of fiery scathing sparks
and warm glowing rays
of gently wedded breaths

[to possess at last
what i have named & found]


Comments about Fusion Refraction by Frederick Kesner

  • (1/4/2005 8:33:00 AM)

    I like the image of 'scathing sparks.' Otherwise I found the poem confusing. I didn't know whose flame was whose or where the light was coming from at various places or even what you were trying to convey overall - something about seeing the light? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 9, 2005

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