Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wildfire

Backward stroke through heavy air, trees
cedar, oak, pine these seething embers exude
pungent winds that drift away with ease

tall timbers of omission breathe at last
and mourn the fallen permanence
unfortunate demise, inferno's blast.

@laurie kolp

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Prompt inspiration: 3WW (backward, ease, omission)

18 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

You captured the flavor of the wildfires...so sad.

kaykuala said...

Wild fires can run very high risks in life and property. Rightly so!

Bethe77 said...

It seems you have captured the demiss smells of wildfires destructive paths on the land.
Well done
Blessings

christopher said...

The words led to thoughtless mistakes this time.

Daydreamertoo said...

Seems even Minnesota is on fire today, too and it's cold there! but they can see the smoke from the fires there in space.
Great prose, sad subject though.

Sheilagh Lee said...

wildfire are so sad and yet the timber that is ashed and left behind helps grow new plants.It doesn't seem like it's worth it though to see stately trees go

Mary said...

Yes, this poem is so relevant right now..we are smelling the smoke of a wildfire 500 miles away. Smoke travels quite a distance.

Ed Pilolla said...

yes, we mourn. beautifully done. heavy air hit me.

Berowne said...

Moving and powerful writing...

Brian Miller said...

evocative...the fallen permenance...and unfortunate demise...feeling bad for theconsumed trees...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You have taken me right to the edge of the wildfire. I can almost smell the smoke. So well done.

Margaret said...

these seething embers exude

That is really fun to say - it just rolls off the tongue.

gautami tripathy said...

You did so well!

spoken inside the mind

oldegg said...

Well chosen words to describe the effect of wildfires.

Altonian said...

Eloquently well done.

Shauna said...

a sad fate, beautifully written.

Nanka said...

Towering infernos can get dangerously out of control, you have described it well in a few lines wonderfully!!

Kim Nelson said...

Wow, Laurie, This is one of your best. Excellent diction and comfortable rhyme scheme give way to a sad message told eloquently.