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Poem Idea - Crackling Campfire

The crackle of the wood as flames strike the wood. The smell of greener logs emitting a film as they are tossed into the growing blaze. The light gray specks floating around randomly within the smoke and the sparks. The sights and sounds of a campfire excite little ones and provide memories and paths to new visions for adults.

Think of the start to the campfire. Think of the process it takes to build up the flames to provide a sense of comfort and warmth. Think of experimenting with the different litters of nature such as leaves, dried and fresh, twigs, dead and recently cut, and tiny rocks to absorb the heat and keep the dwindling sparks from going out completely. Think of the experiences you may have had with toasting, roasting, and telling stories or boasting. What ever your focus in this verse, draw from experience and build on the emotion and internal connections. Remember poems are simple, but have all the power of a story in a little, tiny space. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

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