The Fire-Knit

February 20, 2019

By Katherine Baker


Something magical is floating from the firepit,

Something beautiful in faces that are fire-lit.

A strange song crackles between wood rings, slowly fire-bit.

Our party encircles the blaze, becoming fire-knit.


We sing a simple tune that turns into a fire-song.

It’s carried in the smoke to heaven by the fire, strong.  

The song reaches the stars; the skies become a fire-gong.

The sounds float dreams with ash. They sing among the fire-throng.


I think about my dreams dancing with the fireflies;

I watch them twisting, looking brighter as the fire dies.

It crackles, but I can’t tell fire-laughs from fire-cries,

so I keep wondering, watching my dreams through fire-eyes.


The smoke replaces flames; all that’s left are fire-dreams.

And as I view the world, suddenly the fire seems

Like it did not exist; the fire’s dark and blackness teems.

But then I see the fire-knit have eyes like fire-beams.


As the fire sleeps, nothing but a fire-daze

Fills my star-dotted eyes, but my soul sees the fire blaze.

It lasts within our hearts; now we are the fire-rays.

The fire-knit still see the world in splendid fire-haze.


Katherine Baker loves to express the many thoughts and emotions she feels each day in the form of art. From music to poetry to stories to (depressingly amateur) drawing, she is always bubbling with an overflow of God-given imagination that she desires to share with everyone she meets. An overambitious free-spirit, she is always juggling her big ideas and her busy life. She will profess that every good thing she creates is not her own, but only possible through the finished work of her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. Emily Barnett


    • Katherine Baker

      Thank you!

  2. Evelyn

    Wow… so beautiful. Kathrine it’s so beautiful! Thank you! <3

    • Katherine Baker

      You’re so sweet. Thank you for reading it!

    • Katherine Baker

      Thank you very much!

  3. Angela

    Loved every word, smell, feel, and emotion!!

    • Katherine Baker

      I’m so glad you could feel it so deeply. That’s really encouraging.

  4. Madelyn

    This is so good!!

    • Katherine Baker

      Aww! Thanks!

  5. Michaela Tasker

    Love it! Not only does it remind me of the warmth of standing near a fire, but it also reminds me of Moses and the burning bush. When we see God’s glory, we then reflect it to others, which you displayed at the end of the poem. Again, beautiful job!

    • Katherine Baker

      Wow! I hadn’t even thought about Moses. Praise God that his word is constantly reflected in the words and actions of his people, even when they don’t realize it! Thank you for reminding me of that story. You made my day!

  6. Libby

    Katherine, you had me shivering! I could feel the blaze on my fingers and I was breathing the smoky, crisp, cool air as I read! This is just gorgeous 🙂

    • Katherine Baker

      I’m so glad you could feel all those things in the poem! Thank you so much for encouraging me.

  7. Ariel Ashira

    Ooh, this one is awesome! It makes me feel like dancing.

    • Katherine Baker

      Dance away! I’ll join you!

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