You say that ash is all that’s left and
yet — watch how fire-feathers flicker
still inside the pyre of our past.

You only have to blow a single kiss
for ash to phoenix back to flames.

You only have to tell me once…

Phoenix by Katsushika Hokusai

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March 12, 2018

29 responses to “Fire-feathers

  1. The longing in the speaker’s voice leaves the heart aching. You know this person has done all possible to salvage a situation that most others think hopeless, you know hope is there in the ashes waiting to be be rekindling, you know so many things from reading this short gem…

  2. It doesn’t take much to rekindle the flames. I admire the alliteration here and the image you chose is stunning.

  3. kaykuala

    You only have to blow a single kiss
    for ash to phoenix back to flames.

    The Phoenix can be rekindled back in many strange ways!


  4. For some reason, Bjorn, I am smiling. 🙂 This for me was a pleasant read, I thought of the fire-flies flights as I read of your fire-feathers’ upward traverse. I live watching them rising from a friendly fire.

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