Bring What Burns

The stars don’t wince,

retracting light

from their dark surround.

Rise and bring what burns to the day;

against the emptiness deep and gnawing

light the fire of your soul.




13 Responses to “Bring What Burns”

  1. Bill Dare says:

    Consuming brilliance is one of the many stages of Stardom… and as that Brilliance brightens, the Black Hole beckons. Gold and Shadow, Shadow and Gold… and all the many Beauties of Shades between.

    Thanks for your call to Passion, Brother.

  2. David Banner says:

    This one is right on the mark! What a pithy, concise and brilliant piece……go, Don!

  3. Beth says:

    frame-worthy this one — thank you, Don

  4. Anne Blaney says:

    You had me at the title!!!

  5. Sandy Jensen says:

    Great title and very compressed poem! You might not need the opening article, and that would create good parallelism:

    Stars don’t wince…
    Rise and bring…

    Perfect use of the semicolon for pacing!
    Reeallly nice piece, Don!

  6. Andrew Shier says:

    This is beautiful, brother. I love the phrase and image of “rise and bring what burns to the day.” Oh man, that stirs the heart!

  7. Tom Wilson says:

    Your poem cuts to the chase of innumerable tomes on “what is my purpose?” A little universe in six lines.

  8. Rodger Hyodo says:

    burning brightly in all directions, thanks Don!

  9. maria says:

    Hot, true and succinct – thank you maestro.

  10. Bob Weaver says:

    “Tiger, tiger, burning bright
    In the forests of the night.”

    We need this one. Thanks, Don

  11. Thanks Don, you help me remember the one and only brightly burning light.

  12. Robin Bryant says:

    The light, our presence, caresses the darkness .. healing, inspiring, expanding, increasing the souls desire! Thank you Don!! Awesome!

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