turning hopes and dreams
into heaps of worthless ash—
sacrificial fire

12 comments on “Fire

  1. jrbsays says:

    This is just great, or is that grate?

  2. howanxious says:

    That is mystical.. Sumptuous imagery..

  3. 4joy says:

    I saw a ‘good’ wife climbing up to the funeral pyre of her mate….sacrifice indeed….

  4. this is powerful and haunting

  5. Maggie Grace says:

    This can be interpreted more than one way which I like. The two ways that come to mind…both vivid and emotional.

  6. my mind went to dark places with this haiku. splendid

  7. artmusedog says:

    Hmm ~ one reaction might be of ‘letting go’ like the phoenix rising out of the ashes’ ~ or maybe ‘it is what it is ‘ ~ a good haiku ~ Happy Day to You ~ Thanks for visiting. carol ^_^

  8. Sacrificing virgins and so on was the first thing which came in mind as I read your haiku Mark. Images of the Inca bringing their sacrifices to please their gods.

  9. Cathy Tenzo says:

    As others have said it can be read so many ways. My first thought was a writer burning a manuscript.

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