Winter Scene with Morning Sun

Every candle shows its flame,
Burning wax, reheating blame.
Maybe it is all the same
When the end upturns the game.

When the end sets up the fall
Will my candle scatter all
Flickers fighting in a brawl?
Fire the passion. Free what’s small.

Text: Linked to dVerse Quadrille.  De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) hosts with the theme word “fire”.  I used the tanaga form for this poem after reading a poem last week by Bekkie Sanchez.

Photos: “Winter Scene with Morning Sun”, above, and “Winter Scene with Afternoon Sun”, below.

Winter Scene with Afternoon Sun

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

62 thoughts on “Fire”

  1. Frank! I am always, always impressed with your mastery of rhyme, and form. This one is just fantastic. THANK YOU for the introduction to a new form. That last line is a zinger, and will be sticking with me.

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  2. some good rhymes Frank with your usual clever turn of phrase, unadorned and yet not so simple as you make it seem

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  3. I’ll have to look into the tanaga. In the meantime, your last sentence: “Free what’s small.” makes me think. Are we supposed to far our passions and live according to what is blazing or give voice to the small and quiet, free it to live out from the overbearing heat of what is big?

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    1. I was thinking the small is that part of us we have kept small and freeing it gives it a chance to become larger in some way, but it could mean a lot of things, I suppose. Thank you, Amaya!


  4. A lovely Tanaga, Frank! Stunning pictures and thoughts. That last line is truth on fire. Thank you for the mention and links that is so sweet of you. I’m waiting for dVerse today (Thursday) but it’s 10:54 am here and not up yet. Happy to say I can write since I’m not busy. Take care!

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    1. I’m glad you wrote that tanaga. I think I’ve seen the form before, but your poem made it stand out. I may feature that form for Meeting the Bar in two weeks on dVerse. Thanks, Bekkie!

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