Tongues of Fire

Posted: October 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

imaginarygarden A Splash of Rust & Gold ~ Micro Poetry Imagined By


Yesterday, it was raining embers,
gold and red dropping like tongues
of fire, liars each, just leaves from
weeping trees lying in smoldering
heaps of spent energy. Drying, dying,
today’s dismal elegy to death.


*it was raining embers from –Boey Kim Cheng, “Clear Brightness”

  1. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This is fantastic, Debi. Such impact in your choice of words.

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh, an autumnal elegy to death. Perfect!

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  3. The word choices to depict the wonders of the fall is fantastic.

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  4. Miss Stacy says:

    oh, this reminds me of the fall trees, how the leaves fall like so many rust colored pieces of rain. love it!

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  5. Jim says:

    Nice little tale, Debi, of the day and night before the death, I’ve been where the eulogy was like that. Death seemed imminent so enjoy while those who care weep.

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  6. kim881 says:

    Autumn in embers of gold – beautiful.


  7. gillena says:

    a sharp Fall metaphor of endings

    much love…

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  8. with these words, I see your autumn in liquid lava

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  9. Misky says:

    Well that’s depressing … I shall eat some chocolate to cheer myself. >


  10. ManicDdaily says:

    Oh dear–a very fully carried through metaphor–fall where we are right now is awfully beautiful, but I know what you mean.Thanks. k.

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  11. Helen Dehner says:

    Oh my, I know winter is ’round the corner now Nice write!


  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Stunningly gorgeous.


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