SONG OF FIRE – PART III – With Friends Around and a Stump for a Chair

With friends around, and a stump for a chair
the flames become more than merely a place
to flee the cold, but also a spot where
we might discover who we are. A casse
might be made that the luxuries which we
surround ourselves with do no more than hide
our true nature so that we cannot see
the truth of who we are. So set aside
what you do not need. Let friendship and flame,
story and song, be the catalyst to
self discovery. You won’t be the same
if you let yourself see yourself for you.
A chill darkness comes from lack of insight
Let the flames drive away the cold of night.

~~

Part 3 of my “Song of Fire” – Hover over the “Elements” tab above, and then click on “Fire” to read the whole work thus far

This is being shared with the dVerse poets’ community for Open Link Night

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15 thoughts on “SONG OF FIRE – PART III – With Friends Around and a Stump for a Chair

  1. I like this part, especially:
    “Let friendship and flame,
    story and song, be the catalyst to
    self discovery.”

    I think this is particularly important, as my kids grow into teendome (and teen dumb) — too much technology; not enough silence.

  2. Sometimes it is in the simplest of settings that true friendship grows….when people don’t hide behind their luxuries, when all are equal in a natural setting!

  3. I picture every poet sitting around the fire place listening to stories, poetry, and playing music.

    Excellent!

    My favorite lines from you:

    Let friendship and flame,
    story and song, be the catalyst to
    self discovery.

    Our self-discovery to a new beginning of a lovely journey. 🙂

  4. Such a lovely write & these lines moved me as they are very meaningful ~

    So set aside
    what you do not need. Let friendship and flame,
    story and song, be the catalyst to
    self discovery.

  5. A wonderful message in this, Bryan, to focus on what is truly important by sharing your real selves with each other. And nothing like gathering around a fire to do so.

  6. Love, love, love this message and aspiration – there are a few friends that I feel exactly like that wit. Down come all the masks and pretences, and it’s just heart to heart, soul to soul, mind to mind talking. I like the fact that you situate it around the fire, as with earliest humans…

  7. Flame inside human
    Growing bright from
    birth… school fills this
    place with data more
    than heARt.. input more
    from devices.. electric gLows..
    oh.. wheRe does human soUl
    go.. when trapped iN 4 iNch
    SCREAM..:)

  8. the luxuries which we
    surround ourselves with do no more than hide
    our true nature so that we cannot see
    the truth of who we are.

    Lots of truth embedded in this, Bryan. I’ve noticed lately, that the more “things” I have, the more work I have to do to keep them nice, the more time I spend doing instead of being.

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