Forest Fire

The orange mire
That marks the blaze
Glowing trees
Dark at the centre
Luminous around the edge

Devastation with a heart of gold
Embers twist and turn
And float away
Couriers for the blaze
Devour, consume
Cleanse the forest

Dead wood gone
Insect marauders restrained
Soil charred, blackened
Nutrients induced
New shoots appear
Green islands

Trees resilience
Outer crust baked
Whilst heart wood
Cold as Alaska

The fire – Life’s catalyst
Wax trapped seeds
Heat melts
Ensuring their escape

Breaths new life
Destructive Creation
Fire the destroyer
Fire the bringer of life
Fire the cyclic phenomenon

Posted: Sunday, September 28th, 2014 @ 3:14 pm
Categories: Poems.
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