How Fire Breathes


How Fire Breathes


The way beyond freedom and openness

is how fire breathes.


When the beauty of the world 

is more than you can dare say,

recall that Israfel played his verse 

upon the natural weave of the song’s cloth,

traveling the curved form of a heroes’ path,

flying upon the harmony of rain

beside a meandering lake.


Surrounded by bright ardent orbs,

like the gleam of palladium,

white heat

rolling through the inexorable essence of time

with certainty that rationality is at hand.


Now, valor stands tall,

seen through the clearness of the air,

heroic deeds unshaken, 

the shock of life finally broken.


Now free 

to speak the dreams of music, memories,

fears and love.


The divine fire breathes.

It’s within the sky.



Linda Imbler



Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include seven published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems); Lost and Found; Red Is The Sunrise; Bus Lights; Travel Sight; Spica’s Frequency; and Doubt and Truth.  Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song; Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry;  That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at

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