Candle in the Wind

Candle in the Wind

A Poem by Candle in the wind

 

 

The candle in the wind
Flickering and blazing
Dreaming perilously
Logic and reason melting alongside
 
Not yet blown out
Not yet smothered
Sometimes a steady glow
Dispelling darkness or enshrouded by it 
 
If you look close you will see the myriad shades
In the flame which changes shape
Sometimes feeble, sometimes bold
Sometimes rekindled by fumbling hands
 
The wax melts
The wick burns
But the flame is alive
And spreads warmth
 
Cup your hands to shield the flame
But don’t stifle it in a glass case
To save it from the wind
As you’ll take away its warmth.
 
The wind that makes it flutter
Is the air that nourished the flame
The breeze that made it dance
And leap up in desire.

 


© 2008 Candle in the wind



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Yes I like this poem very much. Metaphorically, it can be whatever the reader wants it to be - a soul struggling to grow, a person taking the first trembling steps away from terror, new love, blossoming and fearing a battering - all needing proctecing all needing shelter all needing warmth - yes metaphorically it can mean anything we choose - even just a simple beautiful candle shedding its light and warmth while being sheltered from the wind and protected by cupped hands.

beautiful imagery - beautiful write - beautiful poem.

Thank you

Jen-JG

Posted 9 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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A interesting interpretation of a candle, very elegant adn beautiful. Delicatly written , the different stages of a flame well represented and well told.
Clear start, undertandable and well written.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Nice Candle flame dancing with the breeze.......

Posted 6 Years Ago


Our names are quite similar.

Its a wonderful poem. Its very inspiring. Its like a theme poem for us 'The Candles'.

Posted 7 Years Ago


So beautiful . Your description was amazing. I read the poem a few times. You can write a poem. A excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


what an inspiring poem!
the title drew me in especially, "a candle in the wind"
i never thought of such a thing!
great metaphor and just beautiful!!

its going on my faves :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you've carried out this metaphor so beautifully. I could feel the warmth in your words as you write from the depths of your wisdom. A well written piece is one that appears effortless by the creator but one that is really able to be matched. (matched.. candle.. get it? yeah i'm lame like that)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a magnigicient poem, very well penned, a pleasure to read your poetry.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautiful magnetic spill that leaves the reader with a sense of thoughtful wonder..
Very good word crafting in every line, much enjoyed the mood and imagery.




Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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JRB
Yes I like this poem very much. Metaphorically, it can be whatever the reader wants it to be - a soul struggling to grow, a person taking the first trembling steps away from terror, new love, blossoming and fearing a battering, this is what i would have said, nice write keep up the work,
Jan/uisiom

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the way this can be construed as symbolic of lifes fragile natur; dependant on the shelter of the 'cupped hands' of a love or of love. This piece has warmed me on a day where the wind has a chill, as I can see it has done for many others. I love candles, thanks for allowing me to celebrate them with this scintillating piece.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Candle in the wind

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