Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fire

This week’s theme is Fire, and all that this brings to mind.


For some it is a frightening force, with the power to destroy. But it can be a source of cleansing where the flames of purity consume all the darkness of life. It can also be a life saver; fire brings heat and life to a cold and frozen body, with a deliverance of warmth. It is the fire of the Sun that warms our planet and gives us life.

So what does fire mean to you?

Is it a source of fear?

Is it a feeling of terror, have you witnessed fire at its most destructive?

Or is a feeling of cleansing, has fire burned away the impurities of the mind?

It might give you a feeling of security?

Or is passion? That fire inside when you first made contact with your love, the fire of a first kiss, a first touch?

Perhaps it might take you back to school, can you remember a Bunsen Burner in the Chemistry class and playing with the flame when the teacher’s back was turned, or trying to set paper on fire by using a magnifying glass and concentrating the Sun’s rays.


Or perhaps Granddad when he performed his ‘magic trick’ of passing his finger through a candle’s flame.

Sitting round a camp fire singing songs, toasting marshmallows and drinking Hot Chocolate.



However you want to write it, let the emotion and memories of fire flood over you and write how you feel when the word ‘Fire’ is spoken out loud.

27 comments:

  1. mine is written...ready to go and will be up first thing in the morning....
    my grandfather was a fireman....

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  2. Looking forward to seeing everyone again after our holiday break!! Happy New Year, Friends!

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  3. I am starting off the new year right here--getting my poem not only written but posted right away. I took it a slightly different direction but still went with fire. Looking forward to lots of good poetry ahead.

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  4. All I can think about is fire used in games as light sources, weapons, environmental hazards...

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  5. Happy New Year, everyone. Here's to another year full of creativity and wonderful poems.

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  6. Happy New Year, everyone! Have a great Wednesday!

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  7. Happy New Year to Everyone, may you all be blessed with some great poems this year.

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  8. Happy New Year everyone. Good to be back. MIne is satirical. Thought I need to mention this because I do not wish to be accused of frightening the horses:)

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  9. Happy new year everyone! I used to love when we used Bunsen burners in science lab! I can see them now lined up along the counters of my science room! Off to write!

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    1. I'd forgotten all about bunsen burners. Smiles.

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  10. good morning...up and about and reading...have a training i will be in most of the day but will check in at lunch....

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  11. Happy 2014... it's so good to be back!

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  12. Hello Jammers! Happy New Year! 'FIRE' ... what an apropos theme for this most bitter cold time!

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  13. Thank you for the prompt, and thank you Brian Miller, for sparking my memory.

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  14. what a prompt to start the year with!

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  15. Interesting topic. For me fire creates a spak. A spak is all you need to get your imagination going.

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  16. So many interesting poems posted! Good prompt Alan. I seem to always be late in responding but I do get around to reading everyone's post. Off I go to read some more! Write on friends.

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  17. Been so busy! I've missed you. This inspired so many thoughts and partial poems actually a bit surprised at what finally won out, but that's nothing new :-) Excellent prompt!

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  18. Very late, sorry. I will visit too, just give me more time please. Ciao
    Pea

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  19. love sitting by a fire with my cat! and my sweetie pie! Cheers!

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  20. thanks for the opportunity to share :)

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