For me this is a unique and visually uplifting piece. The first two stanzas were captivating and intriguing and could have taken the reader in a choice of directions either one which would have worked. The third and fourth stanza clarify and take the crucial stance that fire cleanses even if it destroys. Which leads nicely into the final stanzas 'the reveal' that sometimes it is necessary to burn away the facades that hide away the inner truth and strength within.
So often people surround themselves with beliefs that are comfortable yet they can quickly become a prison that defines who they are. Sometimes it takes the catalyst of someone else coming into their lives in order to light the fire that burns down the wooded enclosures that have grown up and hidden the true self inside. A thought provoking piece that I really hope someone nominates (I'm fresh out of nominations) Best wishes Milly x
Thanks Milly! You really got this piece, I so appreciate the detailed feedback. Don't worry if you can't nominate me, I just love this site and it is not about winning, it is just a great place to discover other people who are writing. This was the fourth poem in the month with the theme Elements. I had a great time thinking about all four poems. This month, my friend and I are focusing on addictions. She is a street photographer and I am the writer.