Ode to a Candle

This candle
sits
sleeping
without life

with
a touch
of the
fire
only a
kiss
there is life
that destroys
changes
to liquid
hot
a pool
the fire
swims
in
until one day
there is too much
of it.
This candle
that gives
birth
to the life
the heat
to the dark
room
struggles
trying to survive
with
its final
breath
it disappears.
The candle
used up
dead
sits
in the dark
without life
again.

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18 responses to “Ode to a Candle

  1. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 45 (June 2-8, 2011) | Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe

  2. welcome…

    love the word flow.

    well done.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. love the metaphor and a little sad after reading — the candle seems to sacrifice in vain for the light of the room, but in vain.

  4. lovely,
    nice way to commemorate the aid candle provides.
    What can I say, Ravenblack said it perfectly.

  5. This wonderful and I feel like this sometimes after writing an emotionally difficult poem

  6. beautiful…the candle is the life and light but also the source of its own demise, I love it

  7. I love candles
    I love this poem, very evocative of a dark room when the candle is extinguished

  8. Apt words. Very exact ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Very nice words..about the candle..:)
    Nice poem!

  10. Touching… It could be a metaphor of passing away. Good job!

  11. A lovely extended metaphor – the flame and the candle. I love the idea of swimming in wax.

    Richard

  12. What an elaborate and wonderfully done penning on the life of a candle. Very interesting!
    Purvi is Puplumages ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am from ~
    http://puplumages.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/laments-on-the-loss-of-love/

  13. Virtual Sinner

    It’s a hard life being candle.

  14. A remarkable piece…well done

  15. lovely poem- nice perspective

  16. is there anything more poetic than fire and water. I think not. nice job

  17. Now THIS IS A POEM..ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING PIECE OF WRITING…..Eliza Keating

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