A Moth to a Flame

by Erina Booker

A Moth to a Flame
by Erina Booker

Burn your name in the powder from my wings –
Such flare of you,
The metaphor of moth to flame so sings –
This bond of two;
You need the air in order to burn bright,
I send you breeze whenever I take flight,
Attract/react,
A dual pact,
I circle around light.

I await the aura of your burn –
To fly,
From my patient orbit you can learn –
Rise high,
You need me to reflect your energy,
I balance out your need in synergy,
Air and Fire,
Such desire,
United in complicity.

©Erina Booker 2015

About Erina Booker

Erina Booker is a writer, teacher, and counsellor, and her life has been largely about words and the many uses of language. She has written poetry for most of her life, studying at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and completing a major in Literature within her Bachelor of Arts degree from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, she has five collections of poems in print. Her sixth, ‘Coalescence’, is her first collaborative venture into the fusion of art and poetry. Her background covers a further range of studies & interests, including Post Graduate Counselling, Applied Science in Medical Imaging, & also Musical Performance with the instruments of piano, flute, and ‘cello. Added to which, she owned and ran a sheep farm in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales for ten years, breeding black sheep, and enjoying the deep connection she feels with the natural world. Her varied experiences inform her writing as she draws on an intricate tapestry of events. Erina Booker lives in Sydney, Australia.

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