ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Campfire | A Poem

Updated on June 1, 2015
DzyMsLizzy profile image

Liz has always loved camping; her dad was an avid outdoorsman who taught her many skills that are also adaptable to disaster preparedness

CAMPFIRE


A piece of night;

A million pixel-points

Shine down through

A feathered chimney of pine.



Hypnotic flicker

Of friendly flame,

Logs snap as sparks

Rise to try and meet the stars.



Mountain hush of night birds

And whispering stream

Entrance the soul with

Cool, comforting contentment;


They immolate

And wash away my cares.


© 11-18-97 C.E. Carl
© rev. 6-1--15 C.E. Carl Elias


First photo is a NASA public domain image.
Other photos by Pixabay.

© 2015 Liz Elias

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, teaches12345,

    Ah, thank you so very much. I am delighted I was able to paint a picture for you, as I am not skilled with a brush... ;-)

  • teaches12345 profile image

    Dianna Mendez 

    3 years ago

    You have me dreaming about the stars, Ms Lizzy. This is a beautiful expression of nature.

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Ann!

    Well, thank you so much. I'm delighted you enjoyed this word picture so well, and could place yourself within.

  • annart profile image

    Ann Carr 

    3 years ago from SW England

    How beautiful is that?! You've captured the mood perfectly; I was there around that fire.

    Ann

  • The Examiner-1 profile image

    The Examiner-1 

    3 years ago

    Oh. I had looked up the meaning (3 explanations) to see if it meant what I thought. They matched. So I tried a second place totally different from the first and I received basically the same ones. I tried anyway.

    Kevin

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    I see. Well, I did not use or intend the word in that way; I only mean strictly in the 'burning' sense, so my cares are burned away. If there is any 'sacrifice' involved, then I am 'sacrificing' cares and worries; not a bad thing to do. ;)

  • The Examiner-1 profile image

    The Examiner-1 

    3 years ago

    Let me explain. I liked the entire poem - until I reached the second from last line. "Sacrifice" did not fit in with the rest of it. I did not understand why that was there.

    Kevin

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi Kevin--thanks, I think! ;-) Glad you at least semi-enjoyed this poem, and I thank you for the vote, share, and pin.

  • The Examiner-1 profile image

    The Examiner-1 

    3 years ago

    It was interesting, though I was not sure if I should give it a thumbs up. I did since most of it was beautiful it was only one line which made me unsure. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

    Kevin

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    LOL! Now THERE'S a visual..... ;-)

  • Pearldiver profile image

    Rob Welsh 

    3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

    I'll remind you... don't worry mine's like an elephant's... Hahaha I just wish I hadn't ended up with the trunk as well.

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you, Pearldiver, for that kind invitation. I will try to remember, and contact you then. If my brain doesn't go on an AWOL vacation, that is. ;-)

  • Pearldiver profile image

    Rob Welsh 

    3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

    Well then Lizzy... there's a statement of inspiration screaming to be set free. Don't worry I didn't like the shoe anyway... having two left feet, it didn't fit properly anyway. Let me know in July if you want an invite to publish some of your poetry in NZ... I'm sure it will be well received... there... that might bring your muse back. Take care & cheers for your smile... Rob

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, Pearldiver - Aww, so sorry your shoe caught fire; I hope you had your pail of water and shovel nearby as required! ;-)

    Glad you enjoyed this oldie. (Actually, all my poems are oldies; I haven't written any new ones in a long time...)

  • Pearldiver profile image

    Rob Welsh 

    3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

    Ouch... lazy, lazy imagery I have to say, so much that I must have dozed off Zzzzzzz... Until I woke up and found my shoe on fire!!! I hated that burning sensation felt as a result of hazy, lazy warmth... Ouch!

    Well done, you have captured the romance of the outdoor fire, one I'm happy to share while fishing on our current clear winter's nights... Now... did you get a permit Lizzy? Haven't seen you for awhile stranger... nice to come back to the warmth of eloquent wordsmithing... Got you there for a second didn't I :) Up 'n up Take care

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello there, cat on a soapbox!

    Thanks so very much for your praise!

    I'm most pleased to have triggered some pleasant memories for you.

  • cat on a soapbox profile image

    Catherine Tally 

    3 years ago from Los Angeles

    Lizzy,

    This is imagery at its best! I am right there taking it all in, and all of my senses say "thanks for the memories!" Beautifully written:)

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ Vellur - I'm delighted you liked this poem and could 'see' the images. Thanks so much for the visit and votes!

    @ bravewarrior - Many, many thanks! I'm really surprised and pleased that my poems are resonating with people. I'm glad you liked this one as well. ;)

  • bravewarrior profile image

    Shauna L Bowling 

    3 years ago from Central Florida

    You're quite talented, Lizzy. I love the poetic side of your creative work!

  • Vellur profile image

    Nithya Venkat 

    3 years ago from Dubai

    Lovely images painted through your words, enjoyed reading and voted up.

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Nell!

    So pleased you like this poem so much. Many thanks for your kind words of praise!

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you very much, Bill; I'm delighted you liked this poem so well. I love camping, and miss it, so this one tugged at me when I was going through my old books.

  • Nell Rose profile image

    Nell Rose 

    3 years ago from England

    Loved this one Lizzy! you know how to write a great poem!

  • billybuc profile image

    Bill Holland 

    3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I'd say that pretty well describes it. Beautiful vision, Lizzy!

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    3 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you very much, whonunuwho! I'm glad you liked this offering.

  • whonunuwho profile image

    whonunuwho 

    3 years ago from United States

    Very nice work and so refreshing to the soul. whonu

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)