Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chimney Fire – Janet Frame

January is Janet Frame Month

Chimney Fire – Janet Frame

The shaking sou’west breath that will make
the telegraph wires moan and tell all their consuming
burden of messages in snow-clean confessional,
has panicked fire out of this heart and house, has raged
a passage of blood through soot
that may have choked or helped, like the black dust
that settles or battles with each coal of thought.

I found these poems in an old poetry anthology from school. Unfortunately there isn't a reference for where they originally came from.

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