the baby’s breath
the flutter of wings
the quake of aspen leaves
the air through a flute
the breath which scatters dandelion seeds
the whispers of morning air
the weary exhale

each is enough

to spark embers of fire


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diane Anderson (newtreemom)
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 19:26:23

    We have what we need to make a difference… if we use it


  2. pfornale
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 19:35:15

    Profound imagery–and a powerful closing line.


  3. rdicarne
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 19:50:13



  4. ginaswritingexperience
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 20:01:24

    Agree-imagery is profound!


  5. Veronica
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 21:15:25

    LOVE — printing this out tomorrow and keeping it in my Notebook.

    Gimme embers! I want embers all my life!

    Thank you!


  6. karpenglish
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 21:33:15

    Beautiful poem! I read it three times to think about its meaning in different ways. Thank you for sharing!


  7. sallydonnelly11
    Mar 04, 2019 @ 09:53:37

    I love your list…I also like how you had the reader wait until the end to discover the category all on the list match – to spark embers of fire Your poem gave me lots to ponder!


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