Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Salamander, Fire & Stone - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

in the flame
try to escape
and seek your fame
on the lips of those
who would speak your name.

The rock is cooling fast
around your shape
that only in the flame
can possibly escape.

Too late, too late:
in the rock that’s later cleft
the faint outline I see
is all that’s left
of your once fiery
unbounded energy.

Topic(s) of this poem: legend

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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