Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Fire Ecology



Scorched earth
Seed burned open
To release new life

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #38: Burn

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

21 thoughts on “Fire Ecology

  1. Is it one of those plants whose seed benefits from being scorched? I remember a large batch of clover springing up where we had a bonfire in our garden, although clover had never grown there before.
    Great poem…

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  2. Thank you Jane. Yes, where I live we have a lot of xeric sand hills and many of the plants in that environment rely on wildfires to crack open their seeds.

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  3. I like that photograph. Please visit my poetry site https://carmenthimble.wordpress.com
    My name is Carmen. I follow your blog. You’ll like the writing I think.Its kind of a new to the age thing.

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  4. Thank you In Cahoots!

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  5. You are welcome! Always love your poetry and photographs! Simply awesome!

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  6. Sort of an homage to your piece. Humans aren’t the only living creatures that burn everything to the ground and start over.

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  7. Awww, thank you! 😔

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  8. It appears, in fact, to be thematic of existence itself. 😉 There is some wisdom bound to the utility of the practice. <smile>

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  9. True that. And while it is a very lonely place while I’m doing it, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  10. Heh… yes.

    This other poem, Until at Last I Feel sat quietly at the back of my mind, its hand raised, while I wrote Burn. I basically ignored it, though it’s not without some inspiration.

    This little conversation has, well, er, re-ignited it. ; )

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  11. Isn’t this an amazing, diverse planet – so many inventive tricks of existance and survival…

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  12. Beautiful and deep as I know you are DE. Many schools have the Phoenix as their mascot including the Univ of Chicago. From the Great Fire of course. And that city of big shoulders did indeed emerge greater than before. I trust that your personal rebirth will have you even more so as well.

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  14. I like when nature happens to create a different way to grow. Good to know life can come out of the ashes.

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  15. Seems to be a critical step towards life continuing. I just wish it weren’t so dang painful.


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