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Painted Floor

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Painted Floor

I painted a fire, a little fire on my floor
then I sang a sweet song and made a soft sound
and the flames did grow higher, higher my hound

I jumped in the middle both feet shod flat
then I let my hair down and tore my shirt off
and the flames grew still higher, higher my hound

I called for the dove and I called for the swan
then I leapt from the fire and ran to the door
and the flames grew still higher, so much higher than my floor

I strained to escape, my sinews pulled taught
then with all of my strength I did flee the wild light
and the flames grew ever higher, as I passed out of sight

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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 5:51:00 AM
    looking up your first here on soup, not disappointed, excellent rendering...

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Ralph, thanks for the visit. I just read all your poems. Welcome to the soup and thanks for sharing. Your ability to stretch the imagination is well appreciated by this one who is also "100% certified strange". I checked out the web reference on rhyming Haiku and enjoyed the "why? - because you're awesome" bit. This poem, with the line "I painted a fire" reminds of a poem title I have stuck in my head: "the man who painted the desert red". Enjoyed your writes, looking forward to more, John

    Mason Avatar Ralph Mason
    Date: 9/28/2012 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks John! Yes I enjoyed the "because you're awesome" I use it all the time :) warm thoughts, Ralph
  1. Date: 9/23/2012 11:58:00 PM
    Hi I have just looked you up and you are relatively new so welcome to the soup Ralph... Is this a ritual type thing it gives that impression and if so you do it well xx

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 2:05:00 PM
    RALPH hi once again~~, congratulations with your awesome featured poem of the week... enjoy your day :-) PD

    Mason Avatar Ralph Mason
    Date: 9/17/2012 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you PD. You're awesome :) Ralph
  1. Date: 9/10/2012 7:26:00 PM
    Ralph, welcome to the soup... about your poem. Almost like a tattoo. Than your poem grew into a ritual. I too jumped with you.. Searching for safety.. A call towards the wind, smearing my face into the image of your your out of control flames... A poem well done,, thank you for your comment.. xox~PD

    Mason Avatar Ralph Mason
    Date: 9/10/2012 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much. I think you might be the master of imagery by your comment :) Warm thoughts, Ralph
  1. Date: 9/6/2012 5:35:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Ralph. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Mason Avatar Ralph Mason
    Date: 9/6/2012 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol for your lovely note. Warm thoughts Ralph
  1. Date: 9/6/2012 5:13:00 AM
    Whoaaaa! Now this is a strange unique first poem, Ralph! Welcome to the Soup... cheers, Jack

    Mason Avatar Ralph Mason
    Date: 9/6/2012 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack I'm 100% certified strange! Warm thoughts, Ralph
  1. Date: 9/5/2012 6:08:00 PM
    Very strange like a Van Gogh painting! Light & Love

    Mason Avatar Ralph Mason
    Date: 9/5/2012 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope you liked it. Warm thoughts
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 9/5/2012 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the form is rhyme ;) sound/hound..floor/door..sight/light