Burning in and burning out

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A shard of light rifled through infinity to embrace a petalled bulb,

across echoless voids enough to tempt The Christ.


Waterless and unbound by pathways yet still it arrowed straight,

no curtained silence, no hiding place, with a single radiant intent.


And then dispersed it scattered to a million points of purpose,

toward Corners, Deserts and Oceans, subtracted, refracted then gone.


I’ll ride that shaft of eternity some day and be carried to illumination,

burning like a returning Son, to flicker out and fade to nothing.


Oh but what a journey just to see its very end.



◄ Gone from me and you

Mickey Cupples ►


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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 20th May 2019 05:49

Thank you Peter,

I was very lucky with the photograph, it was literally a revelation when first viewed.

Occasionally a moment of inspiration occurs, they are the most satisfying moments in any day.

Thanks again,


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Peter Taylor

Sun 19th May 2019 05:32

Hello David,

Better late than never to congratulate a great poet for a wonderful piece such as this. Love the use of the photo as part of the "ingredients". You are also blessed with a brilliant voice – you were made to use it.

Many thanks.

Peter T

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 13th May 2019 18:13

Thanks Tom,

and thanks to all who sent flowers.


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Tom Harding

Sun 12th May 2019 13:35

great strong stuff david

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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 12th May 2019 12:24

Thanks Rachel and Stu, glad you liked it.

Always up for inventive language Stu..colour things up a little.

Be well,


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Stu Buck

Sat 11th May 2019 16:49

this is brilliant david right up my street and i read it as 'to fucker out and fade to nothing' which i think we can all agree is definitely a new phrase that needs to enter the language

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Sat 11th May 2019 13:10

What fantastically perfect timing on that shot--I can see why you found it so inspiring. A greater appreciation for fortuitous circumstance is probably one of the best things about aging.

Rachel x

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