burning off the spirits the bright blue flame

5 Responses

  1. kalaramesh Says:

    Very nicely done, jim

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    burning off the spirits the bright blue flame

    —Jim Kacian

    As someone who was a manager of a French/Italian restaurant, and a huge fan of the food, I was often fascinated by various meals and deserts that required burning off the spirits.

    Also, "burning off the spirits" holds an almost basic human urge not just for fire, but to ward off evil spirits and dark beasts of the night.


    flickering in the silence
    corralled horses

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Modern Haiku vol. xxvi no. 3 (1995)


  3. Jan Dobb Says:

    vase of snapdragons
    a log in the fireplace

    Jan Dobb
    (The Heron's Nest XV:1, March 2013)

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I like it – made me think of voodoo!


  5. S.M. Abeles Says:

    Nice. Some rock and roll here from the king.

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