Shawn L. Bird

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poem- Ode to the @ShawFireLog December 14, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:32 pm

As I listen to the fire crackling on the TV, it occurs to me to share this poem from last year… 🙂

Shawn L. Bird

Oh beautious fire

Seeking to break

from the TV screen

and to devour

the drapes forever

out of reach.

I feel your pseudo-warmth

and hear your rich

crackling call.

Festive fire

Turned and fed

by the flannel

garbed arm,

you will not harm,

shoot cinders far,

force risk by axe

splitting logs, or

lugging them inside.

My floors are clean

but lack the lingering

scent of cold pine.

Yet still, you remind me

of fires from Christmases past

and fires yet to be.

You are quite festive enough

for me.

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6 Responses to “poem- Ode to the @ShawFireLog”

  1. Melody J Haislip Says:

    A sheer delight, Shawn! And clever as well. Happy Holidays to you!

  2. This poem brings back fond memories of the Yule Log on WPIX back in the 1960s and 1970s. The entire broadcast was logs burning in a fireplace accompanied by Christmas music. My mother was fascinated by this thing. She would sit in front of the TV for hours watching and listening to the crackling embers interspersed with Burl Ives and Johnny Mathis. I would pop downstairs to the living room to sit with Mom for a while then go back upstairs to my room in anticipation of opening gifts sitting under our Tree. Yup those were happy times.

  3. Rajagopal Says:

    crackling call of festive fire brimming with spirit of yuletide, shawn…here is wishing you happy hols…raj .


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