Book almost finished. I’m in the final phase—110, 000 words, and I’m taking a rest before the final push. The Oracle seems to be telling me to get outside and relax a bit.


This day cloud-sails,Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 17.22.33

flying slow

from morning into night.

I am a prisoner of peace,

of the grass god, the starry dark

of the vast, throbbing universe.



I haunt green places,Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 17.42.52

drink from cool springs,

see stars wake in the sky

above my head.

Flower-soft, fire-heart,

I laugh with the joy

of dancing trees.




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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

23 thoughts on “Fire-heart”

  1. Congratulations! You are really zipping along.
    The Oracle gave you some nice ones today. Laughing with joy at dancing trees seems perfect. 🙂
    I had clouds today, too.

      1. Nope. Don’t much like it. I’ll just keep going until the ideas start to get muddled. It isn’t as though I’ll be shot at dawn if I don’t finish tonight 🙂

  2. The phrase ‘grass god’ reminds me of the movie Moana. I wonder if you know it. Do you dislike only disneyland or anything disney? (including the princesses?)

      1. Haha, what are you talking about? All the classic tales from disney, I am a big fan! Either way you should see Moana, one of the most inspiring, liberating movie, and too with a strong female lead. Nothing to not love, with Alessia cara and Dwayne Johnson’s singing!

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