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Firelight Images

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

firelight-images

Your tender warmth creates a sanctuary

Where restless flames fan the shadows

Creating a parody of gentle silhouettes

Trapped in a pirouette of molten sparks

Dancing to the gasps of smouldering logs


Vivid shades of red dapple the worn hearth

Where fireside scenes of countless years

Are echoed in various nooks and crannies

Lovingly preserved in the dying afterglow

Etched within the embers of a beating heart


A faded blanket on the worn armchair

Adorns the memories of countless stories

Where eager faces full of expectation

Light up in laughter’s fading whispers

Reflected in the flames of remembrance


Squalls of rain hammer on the windows

Whipped into a frenzy by the torrid wind

Reaching into the recesses of your chimney

Trying to extinguish the flames of hope

Kept alive by your eternal spark of optimism


Dying embers elicit tendrils of smoke

Silently dispersed in the early morning air

Stealing into the room like an uninvited guest

Enflaming your spirit with incandescent tears

Falling like rain on the cold and lifeless ashes

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 21, 2020:

Lovely to see you Audrey and thank you for your kind and generous comments. Appreciated. Stay safe and keep well.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on July 21, 2020:

Lorna

What a beautiful, descriptive poem you've created. I love firelight. It fills me with perfect peace. You have captured the life of the fire itself. Thank you and please stay healthy.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 26, 2020:

Poetry for me has always been an expression of how I feel. It also releases stress and keeps me calm. I used to have an interest in political issues, however, given the world leaders we have at the moment, and the state of the world, I have lost interest. Thank you for your uplifting comments Kyler which always inspire me to keep writing.

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on June 26, 2020:

Every time I read one of your beautiful poems I am reminded how horribly I've let my vocabulary slide by the wayside. Everything you write, every time, it captures your topic in such a way that I can't help but find it mesmerizing. You use words I've long forgotten and it saddens me I've been so careless, but at the same time it excites me to read and learn from your unique and endearing style.

I wish more in my daily life could inspire my desire to immerse in poetic diction, but all I do is surround myself with politics and social issues. Ugh, woe is me....

Beautifully splendid poetry, as always, Lorna!

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 26, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Diana which I appreciate as always.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on June 26, 2020:

What lovely poetry, Lorna. Your expression through words and imagery, really touch the heart :)

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 26, 2020:

Thank you so much Shreya, I appreciate your lovely comments. Take care.

Shreya MK on June 26, 2020:

You just described in such a beautiful manner,

I just loved it :)

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 24, 2020:

Lorna, not at all.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 24, 2020:

Thank you Miebakagh for the kind comment.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 24, 2020:

I am glad I brought this image of sitting by the fireside alive for you Sowspeaks. I come from a cold and wet climate and the idea of your beautiful tropical country is very appealing at the moment. Thank you for the lovely comments, and the visit - appreciated. Take care.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 24, 2020:

Lorna can be describe as a born poet, perspiration aside.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on June 24, 2020:

Oh Lorna living in a tropical country and never having sat by a fireside ..still i resonate and find myself feeling your feelings. In you I see a fine poet and a kindred spirit that i connect to. I run out of words sitting by the fireside and feeling the spark of optimism. Keep at it , my dear friend.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 16, 2020:

Okay Lorna. I appreciated the comment.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 16, 2020:

So true Miebakagh.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 16, 2020:

Yes, I agreed. Ever wonder why kids enjoyed the real fire light of the candle light at a safe distance? It is a therapy for their soul and mind too as you opined. They welcomed such on their birth days! And we too.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 16, 2020:

It's good to see you Rhodora and I agree it is therapy for the mind and soul. Glad you enjoyed this poem and I appreciate your lovely comments. Take care my friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 16, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Ivana which I appreciate. Take care.

Rhodora from Dubai UAE on June 16, 2020:

Very nice poem indeed❤️❤️❤️

I love to see the fire light of candle when I was young. Watching it dancing for hour as it melts. And it becomes a hobby till now. It's kind of therapy for me to calm my mind and soul.

Happy writing Lorna, live and light to u

Ivana Divac from Serbia on June 15, 2020:

Delightful and charming, as always. I admire your way of describing everything so vividly.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 15, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem Louise. Thank you for the lovely comments - appreciated.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on June 15, 2020:

That's a lovely poem, Lorna. I really enjoyed reading it. The picture of the teddy bear looking into the fire is really nice too.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 14, 2020:

Yes it is the memories that are conjured up in the firelight which are so comforting. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and thank you for your comments which are always appreciated. Take care.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 14, 2020:

Lorna, it is an image of the fire light not the actual fire. From memory, it is blessed and comfortable. Thanks.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 14, 2020:

Lovely to see you Anupam and thank you for the lovely comments for visiting. Take care.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on June 14, 2020:

This vivid description can only be given by a true poet!

Amazing write up

"Firelight Images" leaves an impact in my mind too, that's the job of the words arranged appropriately.

Loved this

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 12, 2020:

I think the fondest memories are remembered in front of a log fire. Beautiful to watch and as you say Denise that smell is edible. Thank you for your lovely comments - appreciated. Take care.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on June 12, 2020:

I used to love to sit and watch the firelight dance on the walls as the music of crackling and popping entertained my ears. The smell is what I loved most. Almost edible that roasted oak smell. Beautiful poem.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 11, 2020:

My fondest memories are sitting by the fireside with the snow falling outside. It's nice to look back and remember. 'Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl' is a beautiful and peaceful poem. Thank you for your lovely comments Verlie. Appreciated as always. Take care.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on June 11, 2020:

Poignant write Lorna, beautifully penned. Reminiscent of John Greenleaf Whittier's classic poem 'Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl' remembering days gone by with loved ones and family set around a roaring fire in the hearth.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 11, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Shaloo which are always appreciated. Take care.

Shaloo Walia from India on June 11, 2020:

So many delightful visual images painted with your words!

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 09, 2020:

Thank you Mary. These are the feelings I was hoping to convey. Glad you enjoyed the poem and your kind comments are appreciated as always.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 09, 2020:

I love the picture you paint in your poem. It speaks of warmth and sparks of hope.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 09, 2020:

Such a lovely comment Lora and I agree the memories we create keep our loved ones alive in our hearts. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Appreciated as always. Take care.

Lora Hollings on June 08, 2020:

I remember back to many Christmases of family togetherness around the fireplace and feeling the warmth of love, joy, singing carols and waiting in anticipation to open presents. Many of theses loved ones have since passed on. Your beautiful poem, Lorna, captures the essence of the most precious yet fragile aspects of our existence. The temporal nature of our lives on earth and yet it also transcends these boundaries revealing in its poignant verse that these loved ones will continue to visit us in our fondest memories for the remainder of our lives, and they will continue to live on in our hearts. What a beautiful tribute to love your poem is! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 08, 2020:

It's my favourite place to be Devika and has always held fond memories for me. Thank you for visiting and comments which I always appreciate. Take care my friend.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 08, 2020:

I enjoy moments by the fireplace it makes me feel cozy and comfortable. Stories told by the fireplace makes the moments extra special.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 07, 2020:

I can also remember my mum telling Irish tales around the fireplace. These memories are so precious and comforting. Glad you enjoyed the poem Dora and I always appreciate your kind comments. Take care.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 07, 2020:

"The memories of countless stories" near the fireplace is very real for me. Nostalgic and beautiful.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 06, 2020:

There is something special about that firelight glow Peggy which draws us in. Thank you for the lovely comments which I always appreciated. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 06, 2020:

Always good to see you Mary and I appreciate your lovely comments. Thank you and take care.

Mary Borges from San Diego, California on June 06, 2020:

Al always, I love reading your poems. Your writing is inspiring and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your treasures with all of us.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 06, 2020:

I think that most people are captivated by a flickering fire. You have captured its essence and people's feelings about it in this lovely poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 06, 2020:

Lovely to see you Srija and thank you for your kind comments which are greatly appreciated. Take care.

Srija Chawla from Noida,India on June 06, 2020:

This is amazing!

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

I've always found sitting in front of an open fire to be so comforting, and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Brenda. Thank you for your lovely comments - appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Nithya and for visiting. Take care.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 05, 2020:

Firelight memories so beautifully expressed. Your poem paints so many vivid images and I can feel the warmth through your words.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 05, 2020:

It is so amazing how a simple fire can comfort one's soul bringing back precious memories.

Your words create the scene perfectly.

Thanks for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

Lovely to see you Chatra and thank you for your kind comments. Appreciated. Take care.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on June 05, 2020:

This is a very nice poetry forment

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

Thank you for your generous comments Chitrangada. There is something so peaceful sitting by the fireplace

- a good place to reflect. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

Hi Charlie, One of my favourite things to do, and looking at the rain outside I know why. I always appreciate your visits and thank you for the lovely comments. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

Good to see you Cheryl - I'm a big fan of Pooh Bear and sitting by the fireside. Glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for the lovely comments. Take care.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on June 05, 2020:

Thank you for this heartwarming poem. I love Pooh Bear so much. That picture makes me cry with fond memories.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on June 05, 2020:

You brought back so many good memories of sitting in front of a real fire.

Thank you Lorna.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 05, 2020:

What a wonderful poem! You painted a beautiful picture by your thoughtful selection of words.

Watching the fire, it,'s flames, or sitting quietly by the fireplace, is something I love to do.

Thanks for sharing this heart warming poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

Hi Rosina, I agree there is something so cosy and comforting about sitting in front of a log fire. Thank you for your lovely comments which are always appreciated. Take care my friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 05, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Jana and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Fires are comforting, especially in winter. Take care.

Jana Louise Smit from South Africa on June 04, 2020:

This is so beautiful. Felt like I was near a fire myself. I love fireplaces, so this was good to read. And it's winter here, so your timing was perfect! :)

Rosina S Khan on June 04, 2020:

You are right, Lorna, there is nothing more comforting than a teddy bear and a log fire. It feels amazing to hold the teddy bear and watch the mesmerizing flames of the fire. Yes, it is relaxing after a day's hard work. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.

manatita44 from london on June 04, 2020:

Sleep ... yes. A little sleeping beauty would be nice ... but not yet, let me say with St Augustine, not yet, not yet. Lol

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 04, 2020:

It's good to laugh Manatita, however, my strength is waning. I would love to sit by this fire and fall asleep.Hope you are well and I always appreciate your comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 04, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Ann. There is something so comforting about a teddy bear and a log fire. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 04, 2020:

There is nothing quite like an open fire and I love to watch the flames which I find relaxing. Thank you for your kind comments Liz which I always appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 04, 2020:

I love the images the flames create and I tried to bring them to life in this poem. Thank you for the lovely comments Pamela which I always appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 04, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Eric. Glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 04, 2020:

A wonderful story written in beautiful prose. I was all warm inside and out.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 04, 2020:

This poem gives a vision of love and warmth, even with the rain outside. The fire is cosy and burns out by morning. I can just the the whole picture you painted here with your beautiful words, Lorna.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 04, 2020:

You have created a glowing image in your poetry. There's something enchanting about a real fire. I can sit and watch the flames for ages.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 04, 2020:

What beautiful imagery, Lorna! All the nostalgia and memories by the fireside and then the tears when nothing is left in the morning. Poignant. I love the teddy bear, in his pensive pose. But then I'm a sucker for teddy bears!

You tell so many stories in so few words and your choice of words is always minimal yet perfect, the sign of a fine writer. Loved it.

Ann

manatita44 from london on June 04, 2020:

'Squalls of rain', 'the cold and lifeless ashes.' You're running ahead of me now. I thought that we were jogging together, but you have more fuel ... more strength for this marathon ... chuckle. I like to laugh, hoping you are happy, of course.

This is an amazing piece! I diverted to the topical, but keep doing what you're doing. Higher blessings, Lorna.