Ian McArthur

Rookie - 0 Points (17 08 91 - better be a Long time from now or there will be trouble! / Squamish, British Columbia)

'The Fire Speaks' - Poem by Ian McArthur

(I'm always personifying things. When I'm doing this, I feel more confident with playing around with word structures and rhymes. Enjoy and comment your thoughts. This is my first new poem, other than those done in character, compare with my others please.)

'the fire speaks'

A breath...
A taste...
A thought...

I crawl...
I creep...
the people sleep.
I sigh,
I pry,

Scritc hing, scratching.
Wheezing, coughing, belching, sputtering.

Feed me more.
Feed me more.
I hunger,
More, more, more!
Feed Me More!

Crumbling, crackling, stones shatter
I devour
Scorching, sparking, seeds scatter
blooming flower

Inferno, Blaze, Incinerate
I Live-I Grow
Seething structure, tars lactate
Winds howling: blow!

I Am As A God!
All Withers At My Touch.
I shed the rain from my back.
Dancing Ichor on my massive bulk.

Breathing heavily.
I tire.
All digests.
I lay my hands beneath my head
and curl into shuddering rest.

Sleepy, I settle.
I glow, I quiet...

Settle in...
...to the soil

My red eyes...


...A breath...

Comments about 'The Fire Speaks' by Ian McArthur

  • Elena Sandu (2/6/2011 7:25:00 AM)

    A joy to read, maybe you can check out the funny fire from 'houru no ugoki shiro' translation -Howl's Moving Castle, hope I got it right. You can easy find the Hayao Miyazaki anime, but the book is always more fun.
    Thank you for share,10
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 10, 2010

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