Discussion in 'English Only' started by dobrinja2011, Mar 9, 2013.
Is there a better word to say "increase" the flame (of passion), instead of "increase"?
Please give us as much context and background as you dare, citing source if necessary.
It's a bit difficult because the origin is really not in English language. It's about poetry, and it should sound like:
[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Increase) the flame of my old faith,[/FONT]
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!
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.
Who wrote this, dobrinja2011?
Beryl from Northallerton, this is written by Musa Ćazim Ćatić, a Bosnian writer, in 1913.
thanks gramman, rekindle, I think this is exactly what I was looking for.
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