Sunset fire

For the dverse prompt.

Sunset fire

In flames that lick the line of trees,
the setting sun’s a whisper-breeze,
spitting sparks, a grinning threat,
incandescence, no regret
for beauty lost, carbonized,
dreams that won’t be realized,
in flames that lick the line of trees.
The setting sun’s a whisper-breeze.

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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.

39 thoughts on “Sunset fire”

  1. The refraining lines are stellar with: In flames that lick the line of trees. The imagery of sunset fire is strong with spitting sparks, and alas for beauty lost. But no regrets, when all is said and done. Thanks for joining in Jane.

  2. These two lines really stand out for me. It seems so many dreams aren’t being realized these days. Your refraining lines works so well as bookends.

    for beauty lost, carbonized,
    dreams that won’t be realized,

  3. Those refraining lines are so powerful in portraying the reality we are living in! I felt every word of this one, Jane ❤

    1. Probably because the first one was written late after a day of 107°F and we could smell the fires again. Every morning feels a bit cooler and we hope the heat won’t be as intense.

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