Fire and a Cherry Tree


This is my tribute to “Ashes and Lemon Peel”, a poem by R. D. Laing. Laing’s poem was  once a favourite of mine – his “ashes and lemon peel” (all that remains after fire and bitterness) spoke to the emptiness and meaninglessness that I experienced long ago. In contrast, “Fire and a Cherry Tree” is a poem of hope and consolation. I wrote it shortly after I “saw the light” of Christ for myself.

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