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The Fire Place

Updated on October 23, 2015

A Poem of Inspiration

It’s an early October day. The sky is depressing gray. There’s a slight chill in the air; a winter’s warning some declare.

Good time to sit inside by the fireplace. Soft music is on; small dogs rest by my side; enjoying a D.Q. blizzard called pumpkin-pie.

Orange-yellow flames dance, twist, and glimmer. Energy: powerful, primitive, warm, shimmers.

My body sways to the melodic pulse and crack of sharp, light-swords. Time becomes suspended. No worry and stress at the fireplace: only joy, peace, and comfort unended.

My heartbeat slows as spirit rises; eyelids grow heavy as the fire burns ablaze.

Warmth amplified by beloved pets and mellow music. Colors of heat beckon relief and invite restful sleep.

Memories triggered by holiday fun; visions of family gatherings yet to come. Love lives here with passion, desire, magic for some.

The red, amber-light whispers and enfolds; my breathing slows.

Such power is resplendent at the fireplace: hope, faith, gratitude float into awareness and consciousness. Darkness, gloom and doom are kept at bay; true radiance beyond all that I can say.

Flute music enhances the emotional flow. My soul drums on in sync with the eternal movement of ancient illuminations that won’t cease to grow.

Spend time with me at the fireplace. Lay your troubles down. Discover the mystery and a secret profound: firelight reflects the life-force that inspires, protects, and sets us free to live on in a cool, purple flame of forever more.

Sit back; kick-back. Rest awhile: at the fireplace.

The Fire Place





Fire Meditation


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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A lovely relaxing read. A fireplace really does give a feeling of warmth and peace.

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      I was in awe by the very first verse! I feel like I have had a lovely night sitting in your world with the burning fireplace... Thank You so much for sharing it with me.

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      Gary Eby 6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      oceansnsunsets: I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. Here's to walking in the comfort of Light in many different forms. Peace...Gary.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      A nice and relaxing read, especially on a chilly, misty, and cold day! Very nice ,thanks for sharing.

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      Gary Eby 6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Phyllis Doyle. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words. Glad you saw the spiritual application of my poem. Peace and Light...Gary.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Lovely and relaxing poem with words that paint a vivid image of spiritual peace. Wonderful.

      UP and Beautiful.

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      Gary Eby 6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      SweetiePie. Yes to the peaceful images of relaxation and love by the fireplace. Appreciate your comments. Peace and Light...Gary.

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I have fond memories of growing up in the mountains next to a real wood burning fire place.

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      Gary Eby 6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      mary615: I'm glad you enjoyed this Hub. The fireplace is a special place of relaxation, healing, and mystery. Peace and Light...Gary.

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      I really enjoyed reading this Hub..very descriptive of the effects of a fire. I had a fireplace in the home I grew up in, and many nights, my family and I sat in front and just talked and talked. Regards....

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      Gary Eby 6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      I appreciate all of your comments: Happyboomernurse; ubanichijioke; seeds; joejagodensky; Ruchira. There is something about a fire that soothes our soul. On a deeper level I think we are reminded of our connection to the Source of all Energy. Peace and Light...Gary.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Wonderful poem about the peaceful bliss of sitting near a fireplace on one of fall's first cool days. It felt like we were right there with you. I will be back to read more of your positive and life enhancing hubs. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      A great piece of poetry. You write with such characteristic ease, skill and awesome talent. You re a great poet.

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      seeds 6 years ago from brooklyn


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      joejagodensky 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Very well presented. You drew me in, kept me with you and left me with a warmth of warm colors and hope-filled feelings.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      lighting a fireplace does magic indeed. It sure makes us feel relaxed and sit back and relax.

      Loved how you expressed it...voted up!