First, some thoughts from Jason Schneiderman--excellent poet, intelligent reader of comics.
From Christina Davis's Forth A Raven, from Alice James Books:
Tomorrow the man comes
to school me in the Fire.
You can lead a whole life surrounded by firemakers
and the putters out of fire
and think you have built a fire, and not have.
If the taming of blazes was the making of man,
I will have been a beast
until that hour when the man and I kneel down
with the tinder.
Also, no one has taught me how to die.
It is not listed
among the disciplines.