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My Heart’s Desire

It’s Friday Fictioneers time, folks. Hosted as ever by Rochelle, a hundred or so bloggers write their 100-ish word take on a photo prompt which this week has been supplied by fictioneererΒ Dawn M. Miller.

To see all the other contributions, click here.

Well folks, I have nothing! Therefore I have composed a “poem”, using a slightly spurious link with the photo – lamps-light-fire. It has no twists, no comedy or dark humour and is, I suppose, vaguely romantic-ish. Not something I do, but since I don’t want to miss out on a week I’m going to publish it anyway. Then we can all just move on.

And weirdly after I finished it I found it was 101 words. What a fluke.

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Copyright Dawn M. Miller

Candle burning in the dark
It calls to me, it calls to me
Sulphur bright, the Devil’s spark
She calls to me, she calls to me.

Eyes like fire, she beckons me
Towards the light, towards the light
My heart’s ensnared, no longer free
Within her light, within her light.

Closer now, I see her face
A face divine, a face divine
Desperate now I quicken pace
To make her mine, to make her mine.

At last she holds me in her arms
Consumed by fire, consumed by fire
No more sorrow, safe from harm
My heart’s desire, my heart’s desire.

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  1. NotAPunkRocker
    February 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I liked that…even if there weren’t any lamp explosions in the end πŸ™‚

    Seriously, well done!

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    • February 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      You don’t know how hard it was to stay serious the whole way through. I kept smiling as some comedy line came to me.
      Thanks πŸ™‚

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      • February 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

        no lamp explosions? must be a different one!

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      • February 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

        Yep, no explosions, apocalypse or sudden death this week!

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  2. February 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    This is beautiful Alistair… didn’t know you had that in you…

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    • February 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Neither did I, I don’t know where it came from. I couldn’t even tell if it was any good, my experience with poetry is very low.
      Thank you!

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      • February 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        well your poem is wonderful, perhaps you should dabble in it a bit more πŸ˜‰

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      • February 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        Thanks, maybe I will!

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  3. February 5, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Wow, you kept that ‘light’ hidden, I loved the repetition, it gave a melody to the whole piece πŸ™‚

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    • February 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      The first repetition came into my head and then I thought maybe I could fashion a poem around it. I was actually using your recent poems as inspiration, the clever things you do and the way your poems flow.
      πŸ™‚

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      • February 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

        Get away with ya, I’m only an amateur. You should really look at writing more though πŸ˜‰

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      • February 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm

        I shall if the muse takes me again!
        You could easily put together an anthology of your poems – I bet it would be popular. I’d get it for my Kindle for sure πŸ™‚

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  4. February 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I don’t know–that Devil’s spark bit hints at some possible darkness. Or maybe I’ve just caught too many parts of Bill’s “Supernatural” binge!!

    janet

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    • February 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      I was actually undecided – during the first verse it was going to be some sort of devil-woman snares man type of scenario, but weirdly it went the other way. I believe it’s the first thing I have written in my entire life which comes close to romantic πŸ™‚

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      • February 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

        And you know what? That’s OK! πŸ™‚ After all, it’ almost Valentine’s Day.

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      • February 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

        You’re right – I’d completely forgotten!

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  5. February 5, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    That was great! I really liked it. Was meant to be as it came close to the 100 word mark too.

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    • February 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! I was sure the word count would be miles off, so I was quite surprised when I pasted it into Word and saw it was OK.

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  6. February 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    this is fantastic Alistair. i enjoyed reading it very much.

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    • February 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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  7. Glynis
    February 5, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Lovely!

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  8. February 6, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Very Poe-ish πŸ™‚

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  9. February 6, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Didn’t come across many poems in the links.
    Lovely!

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    • February 6, 2014 at 8:49 am

      There’s the occasional couple sometimes. Never thought I’d do a poem for FF, though.
      Thank you!

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  10. February 6, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I liked this, the repetition worked really well. It could almost be a lyric… Nice work.

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    • February 6, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Thanks! I got the first repetition in my head and decided to make a poem out of it.

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  11. February 6, 2014 at 8:13 am

    This is an amazing poem, I love it’s metre & the words are incredible. It carries real feeling & energy. I didn’t know you were a poet as well. You should definitely write more πŸ™‚

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    • February 6, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Thanks so much! I wasn’t sure if it was any good as I don’t read much poetry – only stuff people write on WP really (absolutely hated it at school) so I’m glad it worked out.

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  12. February 6, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Quite lovely!

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    • February 6, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed my little foray into poetry πŸ™‚

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  13. February 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Alistair this was an incredible poem even if outside your bailiwick. I truly enjoyed the meter and repetition. But I do read all poetry out loud. I like to absorb it through all my senses at once. Great piece.

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    • February 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks! It took a while to get the meter right, and quite a bit of shuffling lines around.
      I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. February 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Dear Ali,

    Beautiful poem. Seriously. I could see this set to music.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • February 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m glad you liked it. Someone else mentioned it could be lyrics as well. Knowing me, though, Heavy Metal πŸ™‚
      Ali

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  15. February 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Wow, this was wonderful! You’re a poet and didn’t know it!

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    • February 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks! I don’t know what came over me πŸ™‚

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  16. February 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Nicely done… though I am envisioning a moth closing in on the blue glow of a bug zapper and getting splattered all over the place, so this wasn’t that far off your usual FF theme after all! πŸ˜‰

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    • February 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Hey, you’re spoiling the mood of romance and whatnot πŸ™‚
      I do feel that I’m letting down my core following of blood-thirsty action junkies!

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  17. February 7, 2014 at 12:23 am

    that’s really lovely! and i liked the repetition πŸ™‚

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    • February 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked my little dabble into poetry (in which no-one died) πŸ™‚

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  18. February 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    This was lovely Alistair. You should write more poetry even if it’s something new for you. This piece proved you do it well.

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    • February 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad it worked out okay and that you enjoyed it!
      I’ve done a few poems on my blog but my idea of poetry is generally a little immature – the second line has to rhyme with the first line, for example. I’ve been trying to learn from other people’s poems on WP, though.

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  19. February 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I like this a lot. Nice twist on the prompt! I liked the repetition. It read really well.

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    • February 8, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it! It took ages to get it to scan correctly.

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      • February 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

        The work really paid off!

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  20. February 8, 2014 at 4:14 am

    It sounds like a witchy chant. Well done! I enjoyed it.

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    • February 8, 2014 at 5:51 am

      It could be, couldn’t it, to lure the victim in.

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  21. February 8, 2014 at 4:39 am

    A beautiful poem – so graceful. I love it!

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    • February 8, 2014 at 5:51 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed reading it.

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  22. February 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I thought this worked quite well. Sometimes diving into a new form can be fun and refreshing.

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    • February 9, 2014 at 5:58 am

      A change is as good as a rest, as they say.

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  23. February 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    What a cool poem-loved the rhythm and that sing-song feel to it.Well done DR πŸ™‚

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    • February 9, 2014 at 5:58 am

      Thanks! A little foray into poetry before resuming normal service πŸ™‚

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      • February 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        :-)It was great!

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      • February 14, 2014 at 4:49 am

        Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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      • February 14, 2014 at 5:19 am

        :-)I did

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  24. February 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Call it whatever you like, this is really great! For someone who’s got “nothing,” you’ve brought a really good poem to the mix. I agree, it has a very sing-songy feel to it, but the words are well written. Nice work!

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    • February 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks! I was pretty down on it because I honestly didn’t know if it was any good or even worked as a poem – that’s how little I know about poetry, to my shame.
      I listen to a lot of music which is maybe why it’s a bit sing-songy – I guess lyrics are poetry really.
      I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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      • February 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        I think of lyrics as a kind of poetry, but I’m not a poet either. That said, this certainly read like a poem and was really well done.

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      • February 9, 2014 at 5:47 pm

        Thanks again πŸ™‚

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  25. February 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I absolutely loved it. I love the repetition. The rhythm reminds me of Tiger Tiger Burning Bright. Anyway your poem is crazy good!

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    • February 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t know if it was any good or not but people seem to have liked it so I’m a happy bunny πŸ™‚

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  26. February 9, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    A very enjoyable read.

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    • February 10, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  27. February 10, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Well you exposed yourself in this poem. Very well done.
    Now you can write about that romantic evil one you have waiting in your “book” self.
    Honestly, DrAli, well written.
    I like the word vibration it has.

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    • February 10, 2014 at 9:09 am

      I’m glad you liked it! It look a little while to get it right but it seems to have been worth it.

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  28. February 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Very nice Alistair. I admire people who can write poetry and have the confidence to put it out there. I think it is such an intimate form of expression I find it much harder to share than other forms of writing.

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    • February 14, 2014 at 11:04 am

      I don’t do many and to be honest it was quite difficult to press “publish” once it was done.
      I’m glad you liked it.

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