Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Poem for the Fourth of July

Screaming Fire

Streams of color light the night,
Exploding across the dark dome
of heaven,
Red, yellow, blue and white
Against the black veil they flash.
Their colors light up the night.

Sulfur, charcoal, nitrate; elements
of earth
Stream fire up, up
As if to reach the heavens
Then dissolve into darkness,
Leaving one last color: black.

--Chandler Hamby (Grade 9)

Related: Ed Pacht's Reflection on Screaming Fire


Alice C. Linsley said...

There is a lot to think about here!

edpacht1 said...

Really good poetry says more than the poet is aware of saying. This piece does that. Good work.

ed pacht