Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank - #33 Fire

Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out. ~Henry Jackson Vandyke, Jr.

The word fire is simple, four letters that can mean so many different things. Fire can destroy or be a symbol of rebirth. For every good version there is a bad one and for each of either there is most likely a story. What story will the word or image of fire inspire you to write?

We anxiously await a chance to read your smoldering poetic tales of woe and wonder.

So fire the desktop up and get to work! Cheesy pun intended?

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

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1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


  1. Ok, this is a big one, and there is just a small reference to fire, still an important one. Hope you enjoy it! =*

    Kiss every cheek!

  2. Do I really need to say how much I loved doing this one? Lets just say it was right down my alley. Thanks for letting me play.

  3. I wrote this poem back in Winter - fire season in Africa.

  4. A true story. Although the date is not completely
    accurate. I was about 6 or 7 years old.

  5. I love this prompt! Inspired many thoughts, but went with my first one~

  6. Flames
    Implode and leave

  7. I linked in one of my older posts, as soon as I saw the prompt picture I thought of it.

  8. i really enjoyed this prompt. I wrote a few ideas - they ended up in a bowl :-)

  9. Woo Hoo!
    This one burned its way onto the page like wildfire!

  10. I've linked to a piece I wrote last year for Imbolc in celebration of the halfway point between winter and spring - warmth is always something to look forward to!

  11. I'm linking to a poem I wrote last year. "Fire" fits it well - thanks for the memory jog.

  12. This one was slow to the surface,


  13. A loose take on the prompt, a candle flame.

  14. I am glad to be back....look forward to reading everyone's writings....:-)

  15. This is the perfect prompt for me on this day! Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Nothing helps writing like a holiday.... and a good prompt!

  17. Poets United,

    At last I have found some fiery red words!!!!


  18. It seems this prompt was a busy one. I have added one of my own on the fire of guilt.

  19. Great prompt, I should have done more and better with it, but I will light a fire in fireplace and hope the winter ends soon.


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