Acrylic painting Firebirds (The Orioles) by KELLY LEICHERT

Firebirds (The Orioles)

acrylic on canvas
24 x 30

Firebirds

Fire
all consuming 
reason entombed in
blooms and branches
enchantment soon turns
to flight - yellow wings
singed by ancient fear 
now unclear what is 
growing below burns 
and lies above lives
given to the skies
through grace -
chased
drifting smoke
choking on songs
chirped in youth
truth nesting 
within the 

flames