Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Story of Fire

Theirs was the story of fire,
day by day, that inexplicable light
descending in long dramatic arcs--
trajectories of gold--

while night by night
their flickering hearths
flashed forth in characters of flame
a nimble pantomime.

What teller maker singer builder
filled the sprawling stage of space
with these blazing soliloquies,
His combustible voice

booming from the shadowy balcony--
singing His story home.