Bonfire Lights

Bonfire Lights

Sparks fly upward
dance in darkness
for one moment.

Then drift downward
on evening breeze
becoming only ash
to be swept aside.

But in that one moment
they burn with desire
to be one
with their distant sisters
the stars.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/1/2018

Posted for Napowrimo: Day 1

Poets United: Poetry Pantry #397

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18 Responses to Bonfire Lights

  1. thotpurge says:

    Love that image of the sparks wanting to unite with their sibling stars! In a way we are all yearning to become one with the universe…


  2. sanaarizvi says:

    I love the idea of sparks yearning to unite with their sibling stars 💞 Gorgeous write!


  3. kim881 says:

    You’ve captured the wonder of a bonfire, especially in the lines:
    ‘they burn with desire
    to be one
    with their distant sisters
    the stars’.


  4. I love a bonfire like that… it really makes me want to build a bonfire.


  5. Robert says:

    there is something magical about a bonfire,,,you really brought that feeling with your words


  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Ah, you take me right back to the night-time bonfires of my childhood!


  7. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh, this is very beautiful, Rosemary. This reminds me of how much i love bonfires at the beach.


  8. annell4 says:

    I love this…makes me think of other bon fires in life…old bon fires and new. Your words have described it perfectly.


  9. This is so vivid and magical. The closing lines are beautiful !


  10. And “in that moment”, they are… Love this.


  11. I love the idea of sparks burning bright even for one moment…..we too can burn brighter when we connect and are inspired!


  12. kanzensakura says:

    in that moment….lovely thoughts on a bonfire. I haven’t seen one since I was a child at summer camp.


  13. Rommy says:

    And for that one moment, to burn with such intensity…yeah some people would consider that worth the eventuality of becoming easily brushed aside ash.


  14. Susan says:

    Powerful image! That burst of life before dying may be what it’s all about. We have sister spirits up there.


  15. Old Egg says:

    Even we burn with intensity for a while, allowing us to really shine once in our lives as well. Beautifully written.


  16. Myrna Rosa says:

    This poem left me with a smile and a sense of awe. I am happy to still burn.


  17. ayala says:

    Beautiful images!


  18. ZQ says:

    Well done!


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