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The Bonfire – Haiku-Style Poem


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99 Words for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.


Firewood is gathered

Firepit is made, wood is placed

Kindling set throughout


A match is stricken

Holding the flame to the twigs

Smoldering begins


Seconds pass quickly

Twigs caught, setting wood a fire

Bonfire has begun


Aroma intense

Flickering flames hypnotize

Heat is powerful


People gather round

Rubbing their hands together

Over the fire’s glow


Someone starts a song

Everyone joins in singing

Party has started


Guitars are brought out

Strumming and picking is heard

Hands clap out a beat


Cheerful happiness

Cold lagers are abundant

People having fun


The moon is shining

Fire is blazing overhead

Submersing begins


© Susan Zutautas



13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sounds fun and very well written, impressive 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    April 9, 2019
  2. A perfect gathering of friends!


    April 7, 2019
  3. Haven’t been to one in ages.You can’t build them in Cali the whole state would go up! This brings back many fond memories..

    Liked by 1 person

    April 7, 2019
  4. Love how you took haikus to a new dimension.

    Liked by 3 people

    April 7, 2019
  5. Not only do I like it, but I admire your cleverness. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    April 7, 2019

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