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The Life of a Flame

Life of a Flame By Brett Somers
Arched over its wick, calmly swaying, now moves with a flick. In this moment, it lives, a hot yellow flame, so soft, so beautiful, yet intense, powerful. And rides above a waxy caldera, feeding from its waxy lake. A bouncing flame, jumping with life, pulsing its glorious name. Pure energy, pure light. Why do I feel this flame has something to reveal? If I could see my soul, would it glow with such brilliance, such pure essence? I stare, transfixed And when I choose to let go of this muse, with breath, I let it go. And in the darkness, I sit. Flame, remains for a bit. A star grows dimmer, into a faint glimmer. Soft wax cradles and firms a base, for the wick’s embrace. It quietly waits for another day, to come to life again, to burn its brilliance on, until the wax is gone, until the wax is gone.

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Date: 8/23/2018 4:28:00 PM
There is something mesmerizing about watching a flame sway- as moments allow the imagination to linger. This is beautiful in so many ways. :) Brandy
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Umnewa Brett Somers Formerly WinkofHeart
Date: 8/25/2018 7:23:00 AM
Thank you Brandy for your kind words! There may not be anything more meditative for me than feeling the smooth motion of a flickering flame.
Date: 8/16/2018 12:05:00 AM
"Why do I feel this flame has something to reveal?" Loving your thoughts throughout and the vivid description of the flame. Beautifully crafted indeed. "with breath, I let it go." ( : Beautiful! The ending too... Well done. Always, Laura
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Umnewa Brett Somers Formerly WinkofHeart
Date: 8/17/2018 3:41:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words. Perhaps in this poem I released that bubble of defiance you had mentioned from Ticks of Laughter. :)