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How Yu Stroll Tru da Fyah[1]

O Delicate Walker ­­– Babbler, Dialectician Fire[2]

Regenerating Fire such as hath turned the Dense

Black Element into a Crystal Pathway for the Sun[3]

Being a Poet means Willfully Letting yourself Catch Fire[4]

What Bright Christenings you Bring into Swirling Conflagrations[5]

Animals Arrive, Interlaced, and Gods Interlaced ­– and Men Flame-Woven[6]

Hectic and Flexible – Flames are Ideal new Bodies for us[7]

Throw Her to the Flames – and She’ll become like Fire[8]

O Thou – who Through the City of Fire Goest Alive[9]

Dress our Souls in Eternal Garments of Flame[10]

[1] Isabelle Baafi, Bruckins Braggadocio

[2] Louis MacNeice, Brother Fire

[3] George Eliot, Middlemarch

[4] Kara Jackson, Teenagers Are Not Exempt from Poetry

[5] Sandra Simmonds, Let’s Make the Water Turn Black

[6] Muriel Rukeyser, Ajanta

[7] Rae Armantrout, Transactions

[8] R.H. Sin, Your Fire

[9] Dante Alighieri tr. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Inferno

[10] Jidi Majia tr. Denis Mair, A Nuosu Speaks of Fire

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