The Sparkler…

And thus you did ignite

Ahh you glitz of fizzy light
Sizzling in so short a life
more than shimmer, more than glimmer, more than glitter…

Erupting pleasance to the eye

You dazzle fly so bright
Spitting sparks into the night
By side, by red of bonfire, neath fireworks’ spangled flights…

Obstructing the passers by

You stark prickle of white
Scintillating needle knife
with o’s, with eights, with infinities…

Conducting no orchestra but the eye

Oh you ember of failing light
Fizzling from so short a life
Dropped to grass, to mud, then trodden…

And thus you were stamped from sight






But not forgotten