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A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
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Bonfire Of Ideas
Bonfire Of Ideas

Just like with the traditional kind,
I'll start with a pile
of random sticks.
One placed upon another
with a gap in between
so the air can fan
the flames.
Dry kindling,
that's what's needed to get
a single flame
to flicker,
to lick, then consume
another branch...
then another.
Of course if the wood is damp,
the ideas wet,
a whole lot of smoke
is all I'm going to get;
and then if the breeze should move
around a bit,
I could well end up
with streaming eyes,
nose and mouth full of foulest smoke
that chokes me
where I stand.
But with a bit of luck,
and some outside compliance,
I might be able to
fan the flames,
and get this bonfire of ideas
to burn
and roar away.



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