A Poem By Clare Marie // 3/4/2010


There the flames
Leap and twirl
Wreathing there
Whispering in his ear
One clever twist
Leap and twirl
Calling forth
Commanding with his hands
Drawing, drawing, drawing
Forth from empty air
Flame-red fire
And, matching, flame-red hair
Dust his hair
Or finger
Dancing ‘round
Chattering marten-like
Touch the sky
With finger
Luring fingers
Weaving there as sinews
Dancing, dancing, dancing
Putting forth his art
‘Neath his smile
A broken, aching heart
Fire no more seen
And darkness falls
Shadows round him close
Watchful eyes gleam
Juggler without balls
And only a fire-rose
Dawn with it brings
Only mem’ries of things
And ashes on the wind






I love it! It did the perfect

I love it! It did the perfect justice to Dustfinger.

I love the movie, yet, my brother (who is also a writer and a wise one) said that he couldn't stand reading the book.

Maethorwen (not verified) | Thu, 03/04/2010


Good job! Dustfinger is my favorite Inkheart character. :) I've read all the books but I haven't seen the movie. I'd like to, though, since one of my favorite actors plays Dustfinger.

KatieSara | Thu, 03/04/2010


"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"


That was wonderful! Perfect ending... sigh...  loved it. :)

Hannah W. | Thu, 03/04/2010

!! Liked it, Clare! I saw the

!! Liked it, Clare! I saw the movie, have yet to read the books, but even though I didn't care much for the movie I thought Dustfinger made a fascinating character. I was rather jealous of the whole fire-juggler thing too. Why do other authors have to come up with the best ideas?!?!? :0)


Anonymous | Thu, 03/04/2010

That was fantastic!!!

That was fantastic!!! Finally, a piece dedicated to my favorite Inkheart character. Sadly, I haven't read Inkdeath yet, but I find it best to re-read Inkheart and Inkspell first so that my memory is refreshed (it's been ages since I read them....) I couldn't stand the movie-it didn't even come close to doing the book justice!!!

E | Fri, 03/05/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond


Mad, mad, mad love.

Anna | Fri, 03/05/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Ooooh, Even if I didn't love

Ooooh, Even if I didn't love Dustfinger (which I DO) I would love this poem. Lovely, simply lovely.

LoriAnn | Fri, 03/05/2010


Thank you, everyone. :)  Dustfinger is just...indescribable.

Clare Marie | Sat, 03/06/2010

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

I LUV DIZZ!!! Beautifuly

I LUV DIZZ!!! Beautifuly done. LOVE Dustfinger he's my husband you know ;D

Tayme | Wed, 03/10/2010

Ok, re-reading this makes me

Ok, re-reading this makes me love it all the more!!! Especially having read Inkdeath now. I read four of the greatest chapters out of any book I have read in a series besides Harry Potter.

E | Mon, 05/31/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond


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