Increase the flame

Discussion in 'English Only' started by dobrinja2011, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. dobrinja2011 Senior Member


    Is there a better word to say "increase" the flame (of passion), instead of "increase"?
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
  3. dobrinja2011 Senior Member

    It's a bit difficult because the origin is really not in English language. It's about poetry, and it should sound like:

    Increase) the flame of my old faith,
    Restore my love and all old gifts,
    So I tumble the glass on the icy stone
    And scratch with my fingernail charm ofVenus -
    Oh, increase the flame of my old faith!
  4. gramman

    gramman Senior Member

    You can fan a flame, but that doesn't seem to fit here. (Sadly, neither does turn up the wick. ;) ) In light of restore and my old faith, you might consider rekindle or reignite (and I suppose plain old kindle and ignite). You can also spark a flame.
  5. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    Who wrote this, dobrinja2011?
  6. dobrinja2011 Senior Member

    Beryl from Northallerton, this is written by Musa Ćazim Ćatić, a Bosnian writer, in 1913.
  7. dobrinja2011 Senior Member

    thanks gramman, rekindle, I think this is exactly what I was looking for.

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