“Come Gather!” By the dancing, flick’ring light
of a small fire surrounded by wood
seating, a man calls to all within sight,
“Join me by my cheerful blaze. For why should
you be cold outside this circle, while I
have plenty of warmth to share?” Most of those
who hear the invitation wonder why
a stranger would summon them. They suppose
that it’s a trap, so hurry on their way.
A few, though, heed the call, and find that soon
they start to know others who chose to stay
and friendships grow under the smiling moon.
There’s comfort outside, beneath the Great Bear
With friends around, and a stump for a chair.
I am sharing this over at dVerse, where today will be Open Link Night. Wonder over to see some works by many other poets…and if you are a poet, submit your own piece!
To read all of Song of Fire thus far, hover your cursor above “The Elements – Sonnet Cycles” up above, and then click on “Fire” or click on “Water” if you wish to see a completed cycle.