Thirty Days of Thanks – Day 8: Consuming Fire

Like Pentecost
Tongues of fire alight top trees

Blazing red
Orange enflaming
Broad grey backdrop

But this fire burns downward
And in

Tips of leaves like wicks
Flicker of a flame
That consumes
And grows


Wind swept leaves
A fire that flies
All the while singing


Like Pentecost

Consume me

Until like leaves
My tongue sings
An endless song of thanks

And glory flies . . 

29. Stars out in the early morning sky
30. Watching the day wake up
31. Morning mist over the valley
32. Sunrise over the Blue Ridge Mountains
33. Our dentist
34. Dental insurance
35. Lunch at a burger joint with my famished boys
36. Learning to find rest even in the crazy


  1. ells

    This is just lovely…
    Blessings as you continue to sing…

  2. Brian Miller

    nice..great movement in this…this is a season that is hard for many…but in that beauty we can find it pointing to glory and the divine hand in the fact that seasons are set in motion as well…

  3. Leslie

    that tree is glorious! and your words are beautiful…

  4. Theresa Miller

    Like Pentecost…consume me. I love that thought with the imagery of that gorgeous tree!

  5. Cathy K

    Beautiful, to me a reminder that we are just part of the greater force that is Nature

  6. emily wierenga

    this made me cry… how i long for the moving of the spirit. thank you for this beautiful poem, kim.

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