Mum's candle

Mum's candle

A Poem by George Coombs
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Another of many things written for my late mother whose carer I was for many years

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Mum's Candle


(for Mum)


candle...

tongue of quiet

illumination

gentle presence

you are here

close now...

you have

come through the

shadow valley

now in silence

you...my special

flame dance

delicate on

butterfly feet...

you have gone

into welcoming nature

with other loved ones

peace...light into

unending light...

George Coombs

© 2017 George Coombs


Author's Note

George Coombs
With my late mother when I was about seven

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Gosh, George!
This is fraught with gentle imagery of admiration and adoring love … you've wonderfully outdone yourself, and who could resist sighing after reading this:

"You...my special
flame dance
delicate on
butterfly feet...
you have gone
into welcoming nature"

Tenderly gorgeous in emotional timbre, George … I dearly love it.
Thank you sincerely for sharing, My Friend! ⁓ Richard ; )

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

George Coombs

4 Years Ago

Thank you Richard
Richard 🍃

4 Years Ago

Of course, George.



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thank you for review george , you done some lovely writes,i will be working my way through them.

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George Coombs

3 Years Ago

Your welcome Tracy
A gentle and touching tribute to what must have been a wonderful lady. Beautiful write, thank you so much for sharing this tender moment in poem.

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George Coombs

3 Years Ago

Thankyou Karen
just read this lovely piece, as im new on what a great tribute george

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George Coombs

3 Years Ago

Thankyou so much Tracy
I love the love that you have for your mother. It's warm embrace encompasses the reader with a glow and a warmth and is very, very touching. Beautiful!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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George Coombs

4 Years Ago

Thankyou for your kind comments,
Gosh, George!
This is fraught with gentle imagery of admiration and adoring love … you've wonderfully outdone yourself, and who could resist sighing after reading this:

"You...my special
flame dance
delicate on
butterfly feet...
you have gone
into welcoming nature"

Tenderly gorgeous in emotional timbre, George … I dearly love it.
Thank you sincerely for sharing, My Friend! ⁓ Richard ; )

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

George Coombs

4 Years Ago

Thank you Richard
Richard 🍃

4 Years Ago

Of course, George.
AWESOME write here!!
Loved this, think this is wonderful. Sorry for the loss as well. I lost my dad when I was 10 so I can relate.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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George Coombs

4 Years Ago

Thankyou so much none
Exquisite tribute. Mothers live on within us. The "candle..tongue of quiet illumination" never goes out. Beautiful metaphor use. "Light into unending light..." Yes. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


George Coombs

4 Years Ago

Thankyou so much Annette
"...tongue of quiet illumination" - again, you poets ah-maze me with your ability to describe anything from a single cell amoeba to quantum physics with just a few eloquent words.
This is simply sweet and tombstone-worthy.

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George Coombs

4 Years Ago

Thankyou Carol
Beautifully written. "My special flame dance delicate on butterfly feet..." Such vivid wordplay. I enjoyed it quite a bit, thanks for sharing!

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George Coombs

4 Years Ago

Thankyou damien, so glad you liked it

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George Coombs
George Coombs

Brighton and Hove, Southern, United Kingdom



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I am a retired lecturer from Hove in Southrn England. I write poetry, stories, essays and also draw and paint more..

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