"They have ordained for us a time to sing, A time to love, a time wherein to tire Of all spent songs and kisses; caroling Such elegies as buried dreams require, Love now departs, and leaves us shivering Beside the embers of a burned-out fire."
She saw the slight figure stooping to rake together the embers in the broad chimney's throat that the coffee-pot might be set on.
Although a fire may die down, and seem to have little life in it, there is no absolute surety unless water be used, that a rising wind may not fan the embers into renewed activity, until a dangerous spark is carried into some nest of dead leaves near by, and so the fire starts that man-power can seldom control.
Desperately the Boy stirred the almost extinct embers with his foot, and a faint glow fell on the terror-frozen faces of the natives, fell on the bear-skin flap.
His lamp was out, and the dying embers on the hearth cast only a feeble light into the room.
But order did not arrive until Dan Scott knocked the burning embers from his big pipe on the end of the dog's nose.
This he did by throwing water on the hissing embers until it was quite dead.
I had no notion of a kiln, such as the potters burn in, or of glazing them with lead, though I had some lead to do it with; but I placed three large pipkins and two or three pots in a pile, one upon another, and placed my fire-wood all round it, with a great heap of embers under them.
Or, if the air will not permit, Some still, removed place will fit, Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom, Far from all resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth, Or the bellman's drowsy charm, To bless the doors from nightly harm.
Your speech is passion; But pray you stir no embers up.
Then the gloom came again; but immediately, I switched another and yet another shower of the burning embers towards them, and so, directly, I saw them give back, and then they were gone.
They stood by the stove, warming their hands; and one of them stooped, took up the little poker, and stirred the embers to a brighter glow.
When they fall, dead trees scatter sparks and embers over a wide belt.
It vexed me to hear his banter, and to think how I had let my secret out, so I did not answer, and we sat by the embers for a while without speaking, while the wind still blew through the cave like a funnel.
muttered the Fisher, sinking into abstraction, and glaring wildly on the flickering embers before him.
Do you keep your face well bathed, and heap up embers at the foot of that ash."
The image is that of a glowing wood coal smouldering away to embers amid its own ashes.
On Beltan day all the boys in a township or hamlet meet in the moors; they cut a table in the green sod, of a round figure, by casting a trench in the ground of such circumference as to hold the whole company; they kindle a fire, and dress a meal of eggs and milk of the consistence of a custard; and then knead a cake of oatmeal, which is toasted at the embers against a stone.
The two men stood, side by side, kicking the embers about before going to bed.