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Veld Fire


Post No. 808


Veld Fire


Skin crackling crisp

Blackened, peeling,

Exposing raw tissues

New life, new blood

Sanitized, purified

As the fynbos* renews

Year on year

And we watch

The regeneration


The degradation

Full circle again



Fynbos is the natural shrubland or heathland vegetation occurring in a small belt of the Western Cape of South Africa, mainly in winter rainfall coastal and mountainous areas with a Mediterranean climate. Wikipedia


©Denise G Allen, 30 May 2015 06:27

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

2 thoughts on “Veld Fire

  1. Whew, some rather intense descriptions. Imagining the blackened skin bursting to the new life below. I was rather thinking of a human, which would be pretty nasty and messy. To be born anew can def be a messy thing.


  2. Beautifully said Adee.


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