Poem: Campfire Stories

Campfire Stories - Fiona Hughes

Campfire Stories 

There is a painting of a blazing fire 
We gather around it to bond
as human animals in the dark mysterious night
enchanted by the voice of the storyteller
as many have done before us
Watching the sparks that protect us from the dark
where the great unknown and unseen awaits
These flame warm me
as do the close bodies of the others in the circle
and protect me from the final alone-ness I must one day face
but at this campsite so close to all of you
I am safe
I am safe and secure.

Nina Serrano
© 2022

The Benicia First Tuesday Poets’ Group and members of Benicia Literary Arts have written ekphrastic poems about paintings from our show, Watercolor - A Happy Medium.

Ekphrastic poems are vivid verbal descriptions of a work of art. Fifteen different poets each came to the aRt Cottage to pick one pieces from each of the 15 artists in the show. We'll be sharing the poetry here on the blog over the next several days - enjoy!