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Flame Against Flame
by Marilyn Seray
Monday, March 06, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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A million times Iíve stared into a candleís flame
looking for images of happiness and freedom.

Iíd watch the flame bounce from side to side, up and down
playing with the air.

Suddenly, I saw you, I saw me, and I saw us swaying in the flame
and as you searched my eyes, I saw your warming heat lick at my core.

It breathed for me and I saw myself being unburdened.

It took over my motions and I saw my quiet stillness.

It took my mind and I watched my anxieties vanish.

Then, I saw myself being spun all around.

It dipped me
and lifted me high then gently threw me
into your arms.

I didnít see or feel fear-
I knew youíd catch me

Such a beautiful moment-

Your warming heat was such a special gift
that I accepted willingly
because it unleashed the flames inside of me-
to be me-
and to live me
and burn with you-
wild and free in an exciting danceÖ

Flame against flame

© MS 3.5.06


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Reviewed by Theresa Koch 3/20/2006
This was exquisite writing~`*
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/12/2006
An exceptionally divine romantic write Marilyn
The vision you had in the flickering flames was both passionate and spiritual....
Good to see you posting on the board again !
Your absence has been noted from the Den
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/12/2006
It brings back memories of all the flames in the past.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/8/2006
You have shared the moment most effectively through your verses, Marilyn. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by . ignis 3/7/2006
In a technical sense, it is not the flames. You could be gazing at anything and see what you saw; clouds, rustling leafs or a plastered wall. The unfocussing allows you to see the whole instead of the fragment. Our eyes have been conditioned to observe in ways that make us believe we see more, while in fact we see less. So in a more meaningful sense you saw those flames indeed.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/7/2006

Hypnotic as the flames you paint in verse! Exquisite!!!!!!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Only A Poet 3/7/2006
it gets no better than this passionate picture of love and desire.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/7/2006
Such a beautiful moment-

And such a beautiful poem and graphic, Marilyn.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/7/2006
Lovely play that I can relate too,,,been playing with candles for weeks now!!

Funny what a poetic mind can come up with...even hot shower dreams just by watching those flame flicker and sway!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/6/2006
You left a burning impression visually and poetically.
Reviewed by Linda Luna (Reader) 3/6/2006
Very nice. Glad to see you back. Thanks.

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/6/2006
wonderful passion play with words...
Hi Marilyn...
Great to read you!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/6/2006
Marilyn WOW!!! I love it! A passionate captivating sensual poem, that really is unique! What a beautiful concept you crafted! Kudo's!
Good to see you my friend, you are missed!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/6/2006
heart, soul and mind warming write. Good job.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/6/2006

A romantic-spiritual-libidinal aroma is taking the atmosphere in the
cosmos of "Flame Against Flame", where a scented live FLOWER of poetic grand shows its beauty.

I salute You, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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