Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Ad Infinitum


It fills the night
With the prominence of the sun
Stretching its wings
Of fire

Aerial immortal
Envied by alchemists
For infinity is theirs
Adorned in gold
With accents of
Cadmium,
Amaranth,
And crimson

The phoenix climbs
Spinning
Like a pinion of flame
A final dance
To begin again

Air ripples with heat
As the firebird becomes brighter,
Hotter
Stars watching,
Envious
In their still void

Light
From within
Burning like a forge
On the precipice of war
Illuminates its soul
At its eternal core

Like a supernova
The flier of fire erupts
Sky quaking as kaleidoscopes of colour
Soundlessly join
The aurora borealis’ undulating rhythm

Ash
Emblazoned with the spark of life
Drifts among the clouds
In waves of hues
Cresting with every trough

Until finally!

Gravity greedily claims them
Embers
Of gold,
Cadmium,
Amaranth,
And crimson
                                  
They fall gently
With the luminous grace
Of fireflies
Clustering
With the focused purpose
Of sentries
Unafraid to die

Embers land
Kissing earth
A heated sensual embrace
On the cool forest floor
With a growing hunger
A ravaging wanting,
Needing
More, more, more

Acrid smoke
Joins the Northern Lights
As the lush greenery burns
On the wings
Of a phoenix rising
Once more
 

Hey everyone!
Thanks for reading this poem I did for the flashfiction community, 200-Word Tuesdays! I selected April’s theme of “Embers” as I was inspired by the mystical phoenix, a fantastical immortal of beauty and rebirth.
Thanks and take care!
Larysia 
Artwork by Frank Koran.

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