Before The Fire

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Did once we love

Before all world was charted?

Perchance embrace

Before creation started?


Did angels wonder

That such love sublime

Must be tempered

In the fires of earthly time?


A sojourn here in worlds

So far apart

To test the strength

Of blaze within each heart.


One hellish truth that

Some estranged must be

Caught in fiery flashes

Of mortal frailty.



Disclaimer!  (These photos are the copyright of others’ but unknown to me. Some are from national newspapers and others from private individuals. I will gladly allocate credit if claimed.)

With thanks to Mark’s Gallery for these pictures he posted, depicting bush fires currently rampant in Australia. He kindly obliged with photos of Fire after I had joked that I was going to write poems working my way through all the elements, having done some on Air and Water. These pictures, although of actual events, elicited in me an entirely different sort of response. My apologies if some of them are depressing! But some of them are loving and sensual. So a good balance I would say, eh?

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