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A Flame Once Burned

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Below is the poem entitled A Flame Once Burned which was written by poet Elly Wouterse. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A Flame Once Burned

hidden
invisible
irreversible

choked flames
crushed lyre 
quenched fire

sparse daylight
muted bog 
creeping smog

dying memory
closing wold
emerging cold

infinite reclusion
elusive distance
moribund resistance

pervasive whist
abandoned feeling
predominant nothing




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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 11:52:00 AM

    What a vocabulary! Lyre, bog, and wold are some of my favourite words but I hardly ever read them. I guess they are predominantly European and not used much here in the Americas. This is a great piece that leaves much room for imagination; mine can go hogwire with this kind of stuff. In a good way, that is.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse Date: 12/5/2012 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Isaiah. Ty so much for your detailed comment WITH content.... I do not know whether words are more European or American......... I wrote a poem how I read a poem - well that explains hoe I try to write too. So glad you enjoyed this poem.. and felt the space to find your own......... You made my day too with THIS comment. TY so much. :+) Ellie Daphne
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 12:05:00 PM

    There is great depth within this poem of yours. Perhaps within the ashes there is a live ember waiting for the right chemistry to re-ignite anew.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse Date: 11/30/2012 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Coming from a poet like yourself......... TY so much for taking time and making the comment WITH content! But your perhaps... if and when... well hardly......... I mean "predominant nothing"says it all........ Again: TY for your words with depth! :+) Ellie Daphne
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 1:43:00 PM

    Excellent piece!!! Very enjoyed.... Michael

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse Date: 11/29/2012 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you enjoyed reading. Ty for reading and comment WITH content. Greetings from the Netherlands. :+) Ellie Daphne
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:25:00 AM

    There is much depth in brevity that sparks thought like a pensive painting!

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse Date: 11/29/2012 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a great way to describe a poetic picture. The feeling I had while writing intensified by this comment with content. TY so much :+) Ellie Daphne