All fantasy, reality, fused in one,

Love revealed, to inferno does succumb,

A moment’s revelation and desire,

Devoured by flame of passion’s burning fire.



At heaven’s secret gift,


To cause all hearts to lift


Eyes unto the stars

So late at night

Revealing source of ecstasy,

Torture and delight.


All hope remains while

Breath is on this earth,

Razed in love,

Awaiting soul’s rebirth


Such fire rages

Consumes all very reason,

Blinds the eyes,

Temptation touches treason.



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?