Stephanie Dower

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What I Saw In The Fire. - Poem by Stephanie Dower

I sat alone in a darkened room.
The fireplace warmed me to the core.
I gazed with tired eyes into the fire,
And was shocked at what I saw.

The flames first licked hungrily
At the large oaken logs.
Now shimmering hunters,
Following a pack of dogs.
Caught in an eternal chase,
They bounded across the wood.
Their prey, a fleeing deer,
Running as fast as it could.

Then the fires died down.
And shot back up to form,
A set of angry clouds,
Rolling in a storm.
A blink and the scene changed
Back into a calm glade.
A merry fawn with flute
Dancing as it played.

I shook my head and rubbed my eyes.
I looked back in the flame.
No beasts, no storm, no music.
Only fire and embers remain.


Comments about What I Saw In The Fire. by Stephanie Dower

  • Philip Kirkland (10/14/2008 3:41:00 PM)

    Almost a psychodelic dream - Wonderful! (Report)Reply

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  • Wojja Fink (10/14/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    Wonderful to read wow........! (Report)Reply

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  • Josh Woods (10/13/2008 5:45:00 PM)

    i like this poem
    as i was reading it i had a visaul image in my head
    nice piece
    : D
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  • Tom BalchTom Balch (10/13/2008 5:38:00 PM)

    nice piece, imagination drifting with the flames, keep writing your good.10 from Tom (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 13, 2008



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