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 has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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