After 1,000 posts in this blog it is time to say Farewell.

It is time for the AAAmazing Phoenix to rest in peace.

A very big thank you to everyone who has followed this blog or liked my posts.

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All the best with your blogging

Alan Grace



The AAAmazing Phoenix

There are always reasons
For a Phoenix all seasons
I simmer in summer
I augment in autumn’s stir
Then nearing winter
In the southern
I retire
-I cannot remember where-
My heart’s afire
With gnarls and gnashes
And fiery flashes
Near one winter
I turn
I burn
In my fire
My funeral pyre
Then as every ember
Grows older
And colder
And turns to ashes
I freeze
I cease
I expire
In spring eons after
With flickers flames and flashes
-Ignore my tenterhooks
I emerge from the ashes
And await your tender looks
I’m a fierce-some creature
With an eternal feature
Sadly not one you share
For you have perished
Without any laughter
For eons I’ve cherished
Our memories with care
You will be in my heart
Though we will be apart
Now and ever after
Heart torn
I mourn

Alan Grace
4 December 2017
(modified 1 May 2022)


The AAAmazing Phoenix

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For my original post see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/phoenix/

Fierce Fierce Poetry


Maybe the phoenix will be reborn again?

Maybe I should say Au revoir instead of Farewell?

Maybe I should rename the poem below I wrote in 2015 to:

Time for the Amazing Phoenix . . .


King James Bible Ecclesiastes Chapter 3:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.


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