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It started as a tiny spark
Once drawn too close to wayward matter
But soon became a swirling flame
Then rapidly, that flame did scatter
It seared each barren space between
Emptiness and life’s demands
It wasn’t long before the blaze
Was out of even watchful hands
It seared through time and reason
Purging appetites insatiable
Yet, it drove a deeper need
Creating want immeasurable

* This poem was inspired by the story of Tristan & Isolde.

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  1. Date: 11/12/2009 5:09:00 PM
    Beautiful moving piece, Donna, as beautiful as u are inside and out... u are most welcome and it was my pleasure to write your tribute... u have been an inspiration to me since I joined the Soup a month ago.. I could have written more .. did not know how much room I had to extol your virtues... U are a blessing... luv Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 11/1/2009 8:57:00 PM
    Donna...I think I see where this beautiful piece comes from in both ways...romance is a true firestorm...I have only heard of the story, but I do know that "Tristan and Isolde" by Wagner is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written...this poem soars just like the music does - Tim

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 4:55:00 PM
    I love how you captured the moment. It's true how it can start from must a tiny spark, just like the things that go wrong in our own lives. Great work! I have a question, do you know how to start your own contest? -Brittany

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 6:22:00 PM
    excellent write, we get inspiration from many places....... a writers eye is always searching!

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 1:56:00 PM
    Donna, excellent rhyme. It must be scary and heartfelt to see the flames slowly encroaching on ones home >> we should export our water from Scotland, my we have plenty >> James

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 4:23:00 PM
    Great write, brings the poem to life.------Ell

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 6:42:00 AM
    Hey Donna, Very good write. The imagery and rhyme is excellent! ...It seared each barren space between Emptiness and life's demands... excellent choice of words! I enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting on my work. Let's keep writing and sharing! Love, Ladybug12

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 10:04:00 AM
    Captured the heat and horror of fire and also reminded me of the California fires ... great writing Donna !

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 9:00:00 AM
    Nice poem, with a step by step and effective description of a firestorm. I love the first line - started as a tiny spark... till out of watchful hands. Enjoyed it, Donna, thanks; and also for your comment in my poem.

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 11:56:00 AM
    Indeed I saw wildfires reading this and drew the connection before your additional comment. I also saw the Big Bang, creation of the entire universe, searing through barren space, started as a tiny spark, searing through time and reason, driving a deeper need. oh wait, I guess we don't really know why it just kind of did huh. Thanks for sharing your thoughts as always. -Yoni

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 2:43:00 PM
    May the burn continue way pass the beginning spark, no? Smile, God Bless, Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 7:09:00 AM
    The "tiny spark" is a nice way to describe the beginning of a new love relationship. And, oh, how those flames can scatter. When a relationship grows this quickly, many people withdraw because they feel vulnerable. I hope your love proves lasting and "burns" forever. Bless you, Golden Girl. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 12:59:00 AM
    Thanks for your welcome commnts today Donna.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 12:40:00 PM
    Nice work Donna, I like to infuse several themes and mesh the togther, thanks for your apprecitated comments...Raul

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 12:50:00 AM
    Nice work Donna.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 9/18/2009 6:46:00 PM
    in this poem I see a vacuum created by the aftermath of the "firestorm" leaving a void to be filled by reason and a deeper need...thanks for your kind comments, Donna!...jim

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 9:48:00 PM
    Igniting passion, Donna! Terrific write; i love this line: "Purging appetites insatiable"...good one! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 10:08:00 AM
    Oh such a fact is this, from a spark to an uncontrolable firestorm. Whatever the firestorm represents, I can see it wasn't or isn't easy. I wish you the best. Nice poem.

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 7:28:00 AM
    Be it fire.....or can spread quickly out of control!!

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 5:50:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your heart today Donna. Love, Carol