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Smoke curls



Through the air

To disappear

No trace

No trail

No hint

No tinge

Vanished forever

Into the ether

Another soul


Sacred fire

Funeral pyre


©DGA 03 November 2011 06:07

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

36 thoughts on “SMOKE

  1. Great post today thanks. I enjoyed reading it very much.

    Feel Free to Share this wonderful poem with everyone:

    – A River of Time –


  2. Certainly another way of looking at, ‘vanished in a puff of smoke’!


  3. Thank you for this one Denise.

    Another soul passed… You always imagine a way that brings my beloved David into each day.


  4. Good poem, sad subject, Denise

    Thank you


  5. Here today . . . air tomorrow.


  6. I adore this, Denise. The ending reminds me of the Indian pyres: to everything there is a season….


  7. I like the way this got my mind wandering in thought.


  8. I love the mysticaL feeling that this poem evokes, Adee – reminds me of those scenes on the Ganges


  9. I can’t help but see the smoke emitting from incense…at yes, a Funeral…

    So Evocative…Thank You ♥


  10. Excellent poem adeeyoyo – good structure and rhyme (I like the almost rhymes eg. forever, ether) and the image of the smoke disappearing, as the soul moves on is very effective.


  11. Even smoke is made of molecules and atoms, and though we may no longer see it as smoke…the soul of it still lives.


  12. So true Denise. From ether we come and unto the ether we go. Life is an enduring cycle of integraton and disintegration of elements. Smoke is a good symbol of our ehereal nature.


    • I like the way you put it, Sunamu, ‘integration and disintegration of elements’. That sums it up very well. Thank you. I agree smoke is a good symbol.


  13. The soul is indeed like smoke…gliding from body to body.nice metaphor. 🙂


  14. Far reaching and fleeting at the same time, Denise! Very nice indeed! 😀


  15. Ah, thank you Tom. 😛


  16. ive drifted away in the wind reading this poem 😛 just like the smoke
    heaps cool 🙂 soothing sort of poem, love it!


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