Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.

Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.
Prize Winning Stories from NOWW

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sharon Irvine, a part of the Core.

Burning Brush


Leaning on a shovel and a rake
leaning into one another
watching the fire
burn through rotten tree trunks
dry dead branches

Flames flick fingers of red-orange light
into flat black sky
snow sizzles
balsam branches crackle
like fat on a hot skillet
orange spark worms
float up
fizzle out
sweet smell of innocent smoke
teases around us

Thrusting our picaroons into charred logs
we pull ends
into the white heat of the centre

We could be two hundred years old
By Sharon Irvine

From the book Core Samples to be published this spring.

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