‘From the Ashes’ rises the mighty Fawkes, pet of the legendary Albus Dumbledore. Following last week’s Halloween special, Satan’s Son, we’ve tried to keep things seasonal. With the exception of Guy Fawkes, there’s not many Bonfire Night characters to write about! So, we chose Fawkes as after all he is made of fire, just as the poem discusses . . .
From the Ashes
A phoenix that is Albus Dumbledore’s,
has fire in his very soul and heart;
he sprouts new feathers, and he grows new claws,
and very soon he has a brand-new start
An existence of cycles end, to end,
going from young to old and old to young
means that his very death Fawkes can transcend
ending one song as a brand new one’s sung
Even the tears of this bird have heat
which can replenish and rejuvenate
a hero who is facing stark defeat,
returning them back to a healthy state
Fawkes fades, then resurrects, so is not gone
Life from the ashes, on and on and on . . .
All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy
Illustration by L. A. Cassidy
For readers not familiar with Bonfire Night, it’s the annual celebration within the U.K. of a failed revolution! Previously, May The Verse Be With You published ‘Ode to V’ the central character in V for Vendetta two years ago, to mark Bonfire Night! Have fun dear readers and if you have yourselves a fire then stay safe! See you all next Friday!