João Tomaz Parreira

The Fire That Sleeps

The fire that sleeps
in my heart's volcano
began rising
like a rose,
like a Stravinsky's bird,
the fire that crowns
my cardiac crater
until my lips burn
the heavy silence.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 12, 2005

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  • Linda Jenkinson (11/12/2005 5:56:00 PM)

    very intense and descriptive...I like the Stavinsky's bird phrase

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