Friday, November 7, 2008

Home Is Where The Heart Is

A bed of coals
Stoked for winter--

A dying fireplace,
A blackened hearth.


  1. Haiku. I wonder — is there an older, more powerful symbol than fire?

  2. Probably not--"This world, which is always the same for all men, neither god nor man made: it has always been, it is, and always shall be: an everlasting fire rhythmically dying and flaring up again." (Herakleitos, translated from the Greek by Guy Davenport)


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