Monday, March 23, 2009

One Single Impression -- Smoke



"Where there's smoke there's fire,"
so the saying goes,
but a smothered fire
billows clouds of black,
while stars burn fierce and clean.
So let me blaze a stellar life,
and leave no smoke behind.

©sgreerpitt
Sunday March 29, 2009

Image from NASA from the Hubble Space Telescope.

20 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

I think a lot about the sky, the universe, but this is an entirely new one for me (thankyou thankyou) the celestial 'smoke' of the burning cosmos! And the perfect photo to go with. Wonderful post, Sue.

anthonynorth said...

A fine, upbeat verse there. I liked it.

Jeeves said...

Stellar words here.

Beth P. said...

Yes, m'am, Sister!

I LOVE this...it's as if it's the
3rd stanza of the poems I wrote.

Here's to burning clean, without aggregates, right through the bone...

Quiet Paths said...

wow Sue. I really cannot add any other praise than I wish I'd thought of this!

Pam said...

So be it!

zoya gautam said...

.. celebrating life with words..many thanks..

SandyCarlson said...

Definitely worth a try! There is magic in such a fire. It's a tangent, but it makes me think of the fires my father used to burn at home. The best ones gave off very little smoke. A clean burn from good wood.

You have set my mind to work!

Maggie said...

I see one blazing their own path in this delightful poem

Tumblewords: said...

Nifty nebula and lovely words!

floreta said...

so let me blaze a stellar life/ and leave no smoke behind. brilliant!

susan said...

like the peace in this.

Amias said...

You write beautifully about life and the living of it. I so admire your pen.

fourwindshaiga said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect, Sue. Great poem and a great plan.

Raven said...

"Let me blaze a stellar life and leave no smoke behind." Wonderful! Uplifting! I love it!

Jim said...

Hi Sue, this sure does go against the "watch my smoke" mentality. I believe your stellar life will reap a greater reward for you.
..
BTW, our stove is misbehaving, two of the burners aren't burning brightly, rather they are smoking the pots black.
..

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is great..love the that picture-wow

one more believer said...

sue, awesome post.. you have brought alive the the spirit of space and time... the photo captures yr words...

Qaro said...

Cool!

Qaro said...

You know, I really love this one. It has occurred to me often lately: Shine light, not smoke!