Adam Zagajewski: Fire, Fire

Fire, fire, eternal / fire of Heraclitus, a rapacious messenger, / a boy with a mouth stained by blackberries.   This excerpt closes Adam Zagajewski’s poem “Fire, Fire,” originally published in English translation in Tremor. The poem follows another poem entitled “Fire” which focuses on the destructive nature of flame. “Fire, Fire,” however, addresses the internal, metaphorical flame that drives innovation and […]