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The Candle

.                                                                  I
                                                                am a
                                                              of hope
                                                              and love
                                                              where I
                                                      one piece of string

                                                      wrapped with wax

                                                      made all by hand

                                                      a beacon - of light

                                                     slender  and white

                                                     burning so brightly

                                                    in a window tonight

                                                    there in the stillness

                                                    whispering a prayer

                                                    into the midnight air

                                                    In a flickering  flame

                                                    spelling  your name 

                                                   until I find you again

                                                   there in the darkness

                                                  on a bloody battlefield

                                                  lying in the frozen rain

                                                  wounded crying in pain

                                                 and in a flickering flame

                                                 again I spell your name

                                                 A spark  of  recognition 

                                                 ignites your lonely eyes

                                                 as you reach out to me

                                                Your hope and your love

                                                your light and  your wife

                                               here to comfort you tonight

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 11/5/2009 2:24:00 PM
wowser you been up to your but in Concrete! I repeat wowser! Really COOL/sweet? Light & Love
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Date: 9/5/2009 9:45:00 AM
Very imaginative and creative way to express love for your husband. Sara
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Date: 8/30/2009 7:50:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely note Elaine. Yes, life just gets too busy sometimes and we need to tend to it. I don't know when I will be back, it would take a weight off my shoulders if someone put up an offer for our house. What will be will be. Good luck to you my friend. Wonderful to hear from you. love & hugs, shar xoxoxo
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Date: 4/19/2009 7:05:00 PM
Beautiful picture inside and out!! Awesome.. Good job! Hugs, Robin
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Date: 4/2/2009 8:59:00 AM
Cleverly thought out and written. I rather like this idea of shae poetry, it adds a little something to the power of the write. Well done. Anna-Marie.
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Date: 3/30/2009 9:24:00 PM
So much talent. This piece carries such a beautiful message of love and the layout is awesome. Your candle within burns brightly through this writing. Peace, Love and Light be with you always. Smiles from Lolita
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Date: 3/12/2009 10:52:00 AM
Beutifully structured, very emotive, balanced imagries. Sweet.
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Date: 2/16/2009 7:06:00 PM
these are nuturing words Elaine...... wishing you the best!
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Date: 1/27/2009 3:13:00 AM
Excellent Lainie! Beautiful shape substance and language... BRAVO!! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 1/24/2009 3:16:00 PM
This is just beautiful, Elaine. A fortunate husband you have. I hope that he knows it. Well done. Donna G.
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Date: 1/24/2009 9:00:00 AM
Wonderfully written and displayed, there is a strong feeling of love and assurance of that love in this write. Beautiful piece. Love, Robin
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Date: 1/18/2009 7:24:00 PM
Lainie this is a truly moving concrete write, in imagery form, tone and flow. One can truly sense the emotions flowing throught the read. I thank you for sharing my friend. May the troops return soon. God's Love and Many Blessings, Always, Adell
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Date: 1/17/2009 11:37:00 AM
Elaine you always amaze me - this poem is so special in its message just as the burning candle is in the windows of so many homes - I been away the last couple of weeks with my son who was home from Iraq - God Bless you Elaine, MJ
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Date: 1/17/2009 8:28:00 AM
Lainie, I don't know how your talented self does it, but I love this form! I find something mesmerizing about a burning candle. Keep that candle lit and thanks for sharing this wonderful write. It's going into my faves :) Cheers, Alana
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Date: 1/17/2009 3:42:00 AM
Love this bright light, Lanie- this reminds me of one I wrote a while back, The Wick, there is something so inviting, sad, and beautiful about the candle - haunting really. love your words! Kristin
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Date: 1/16/2009 4:53:00 PM
What a great idea! This one burns a tear or two. Love, daver
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Date: 1/16/2009 11:42:00 AM
This is just terrific..I love the ending..BG
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Date: 1/16/2009 8:06:00 AM
I love when peope are talented enough to paint a picture with words and type. Beautiful! Laurie
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Date: 1/16/2009 6:39:00 AM
Beautiful pictire Elaine.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments
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Date: 1/16/2009 5:29:00 AM
Wow, just loved this poem!! Great form, great words, great everything. Am I not a candle lover, so many candles.....and also when I began writing poetry, candle was the first thing I picked up. wonderful poetry!!Love, Chitra
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Date: 1/16/2009 5:23:00 AM
Love the shape poetry and the words within this not only give identity but also give meaning to the candle. A wonderful write! Michael
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Date: 1/16/2009 4:55:00 AM
Amazing piece Lainie! Let the candle shine bright to remind us of what is, and be symbol for that beacon of hope within us all. Love, Shar
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Date: 1/16/2009 4:32:00 AM
First I love the form of the poem Elaine. The language grips me as I read this piece. Bloodly battlefield, frozen rain, strong images that brings life to the piece. Wonderful job!
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