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Fire Poems | Examples of Fire Poetry

Fire Poems - Examples of all types of fire poetry to share and read. This list of fire poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of fire poetry. This list of works about fire is an excellent resource for examples on how to write fire poems.

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Bush Fires
Trees. Black, naked and bare. Fire leaves them standing there. Stark. Branches stripped of leaves. Bark buckled down in sheaves. Air. Reeks of smoking wood and flesh. Devoid of eucalyptus, scented fresh. Gone. The native beauty of the brush. The call of birds, the tiny thrush. Empty. Of...Read More
Categories: fire,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Thorn of the Rose
Thorn of the Rose Beware thy fragile gentle sweet rose When a dragon holds you to his nose With those nostrils that ignite and flare Or thou will no longer bloom so fair. Burned to nothing but a brittle crisp Dragon...Read More
Categories: fantasy, fear, fire, rose,
Form: Rhyme
This is not a pipe
This is not a pipe I can see that No bite, or burn, marks It’s just a piece of art Nothing you can get a grip on A pipe is made for smoking I keep mine stored away, haven’t used them...Read More
Categories: fire, appreciation, art, cancer, extended
Form: Free verse
The Grateful Dead
The fire was cast forward on the wind From Hell it came with fiery breath to begin As it scorched the earth on dragon’s breath Blasting everything as the world was swept with death Those that were not consumed...Read More
Categories: death, fire,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Coughing, bound to choke
Clouds above are covered, flying kites of smoke Yet we, careless, continue to disappoint Murky Mother Nature, coughing, bound to choke The world’s beautiful wonders we must exploit Leaving its shining rivers dry and broken Climate change arguments, just to...Read More
Categories: abuse, environment, fear, fire,
Form: Terza Rima



The room would be empty
The room would be empty If not cluttered with debris Dust covers plenty And to the lock, there’s no key Only people of the past can remember The abandoned room filled with briar Forgotten it gets cold in December No ember...Read More
Categories: absence, angst, betrayal, fire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Summer Heat
During the worst of the summer, the cruel sun Will turn its fearsome gaze on all beneath it, Sinking into the west when the day its done, When, having burned the day away, it deigns to quit; The power...Read More
Categories: day, fire, summer, sun,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Cherry Beach House
Out where the blooming path comes to an end, Along with wildflowers and Queen Anne's Lace, A white sandy beach is waiting in the sunshine, With a house so inviting at the day's primetime. Seagulls are swooping and diving...Read More
Categories: beach, beautiful, fire, flower,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Welcome Back
Where have you been, Sir? *I was there, where there was happiness. Is that why you stopped writing? *Yes, I don't write happy. Is that why, you are back again ? *Yes, lines blurred the light back into shadow. Joy faded. Now...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, creation, fire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Helios
"Hell" is from "Helios" derived, Thus was the devilment contrived, Simple enough to add an "l," Ramping the "hellfire" up as well, "Hell" is nothing but a nickname, "Hell" and "Sun" are one and the same. Under the sun, mankind has...Read More
Categories: allusion, death, fire, sun,
Form: Lay
Premium Member An Ordinary Swoon
In this Ordinary Swoon by Michael R. Burch In this ordinary swoon as I pass from life to death, I feel no heat from the cold, pale moon; I feel no sympathy for breath. Who I am and why I came, I...Read More
Categories: fire, hope, religion, sun,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Wildfire
He knows what the future holds As He knows the here and now He knows every small detail of My heart, soul and spirit’s doubts He knows about my sorrows and pains Has healing in His every mercy Gives me the...Read More
Categories: fire, god, light, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member it started with a cigarette
In the end it was the smoke that brought them down. The flames they could see, the fire they could hear, so they ran and ran until they could run no more. Smoke was everywhere and from within...Read More
Categories: fire, care, death, education, environment,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Yellows and Oranges Dazzle
What sorcery is afoot in the woods on this October night? I stir a few embers, and relight myself The humans asleep or dead, I don’t care which I am alive, a fire phoenix, replenishing my absoluteness An owl...Read More
Categories: fire,
Form: Personification
Fire
Flame for a candle to break darkness into romance Intolerant to the things that smother and extinguish Rampages all and shrivels anything in its path into ashes Eternally bounded with Satan in the depths of hell ...Read More
Categories: evil, fire, love, lust,
Form: Acrostic

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