Warm Words



Warm Words

I sit at the foot of the sleepy fire,
a chilled blanket of darkness
wrapped around me,  
watching air-hungry flames
flicker and faint to pale yellows.

Coppery embers crackle and choke.
And then…your warm words
climb down the chimney and sit beside them like fresh kindling,
urging the firelight’s return.

About this poem

Sometimes all it takes to rekindle light and hope, are warm and uplifting words.

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Written on February 14, 2024

Submitted by susan.brumel on February 19, 2024

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Scheme XXXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 327
Words 62
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 5, 4

Susan Mayer Brumel

I am a retired hospice social worker, who began writing poems about 2 years ago. I am married, a mom of two sons, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and grandma of two grandchildren who are the loves of my life. A lover of all animals and most people, I enjoy spending time in nature, long walks, and reading Pablo Neruda, Blake, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen, and more. Baudelaire tells us to ‘be drunk’ on something every day; I am drunk on poetry and intend never to be sober! more…

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  • npirandy
    So, have those flames rekindled? Happy belated Valentines Day to my profound friend.
    LikeReply 12 months ago
    • susan.brumel
      Flicker and flame…Same to you, and thanks for reading.
      LikeReply2 months ago

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