#56: Magic Fire Music

Magic and Fire.  It's an inescapably Wagnerian title.  But is there a persuasive relationship between them, and if so what  kind?  Have those two dark wands at the right, so mysteriously inscribed (with utterances and constellations), enkindled the breakout heat of the length of fabric at the left?  How far can spark-gap power jump?

Here's a poem about a length of hot fabric:

The Hot Cloth Rag

in the kitchen drawer

there is a swatch of fabric
that heats up at night

setting off
the smoke alarms

by the time
the firemen come

it is cool again
and snoring like the dog