I thought you might be touched by this excerpt from a poem by Richard Bienvenu. He wrote it while tending a sacred fire at SpiritQuest. For those of us who have ever sat before a fire tending to it lovingly to keep it alive, I’m sure you will appreciate the calling and sacred space he describes. You can read the entire poem at http://www.spiritquest.info/poetry.html

By the fire
I sit soul in hand.
Sunlight scatters through the trees
Wind manipulates the branches.

This sacred place
sacred space
A time of no time
Where the world stops
And we are renewed.

Fire sings fire dances
Fire calls to me
“Begin again,” it says
I will light the way
Call you to renew.”

Call you again and again
Call you to the circle.