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.    .    (written in 1969)


Popping, I leap

English: Fireplace. For more translations SEE ...

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from log to stick

toasting the bark

and frying the pitch.

I play on the edge

of a branch and I grow

bigger and stronger

I flicker and flow.

Watch out for your fingers,

I’ll stretch out to taste them

while crackling and snapping

my very own rhythm.

I’ll warm up your room

till it’s cozy and bright,

then leave behind coals

glowing red in the night.


© 1969, “Living Color” 1976, 2012   Betty Hayes Albright 

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