There is a hidden flame
I call it life, for want of wordless words
To compass mystery.

Burning every breath
From spark to ember days,
From ash to dust.

And whether I rise phoenix-like
Or must expire,
I choose a life aflame
Embracing fire.

For the dVerse Quadrille, a weekly challenge in 44 words.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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10 Responses to Aflame

  1. Wow, this is lovely, Sue!
    “I choose a life aflame
    Embracing fire.” – Never backing down.


  2. …burn bright and live life with few regrets


  3. whimsygizmo says:

    YES! Wonderful!


  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice last stanza with the “expire” and “fire” rhyme holding it together.


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