Fire Lily


Softly whistling as it shoots upward,

Bursting in a sparkling display

Of color, design, and gracefulness,

The fire lily brilliantly blooms

In the hot summer night sky.

It twinkles for a few moments,

And then is sifted slowly into the darkness,

Blown away on the breeze,

Gone except for the memory.


I wish upon each falling star

That I may follow in its shining arc:

Subtle in my ascent,

Glorious in my brief moment,
Graciously fading away…


© 1982 Kerry Vincent







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9 Responses to “Fire Lily”

  1. woodnymph Says:

    You paint pictures with your words, Kerry. Beautiful indeed.


  2. jodhiay Says:

    I feel like every falling star I see is such a gift: they never fail to take my breath away.

    Nice one, Kerry. 🙂

  3. Pearlz Says:

    beautiful (:

  4. espirit07 Says:

    Kerry, this is a beautiful poem! Exquisite! What’s a fire lily? Genece

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  6. person#1 Says:

    That poem is so beautiful!

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  8. person#1 Says:

    i feel a smile coming!!!!!!!(:

  9. I ROck Says:

    You rock 2!!

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