Burning A Torch

Burning A Torch

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

forever alight
a flame in a far corner
exudes a warm glow

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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Sometimes a few words can say a lot - like in this poem. The "flame" can be a million different things for anyone who reads this. It's whatever one strives for, whatever pulls us, moves us, motivates us, like a dream, a fantasy, or a goal. It might be one of the manageable goals, or the ultimate, the unknowable, the unreachable divine flame. Well, this is what your poem made me think of. :)


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Laz. I really appreciate your visit and your thoughts on this senryu. All good wishes.
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Well, Lady Chris,

There's not a scintilla of doubt you've picked the perfect title for this sizzling little Senryu.
The softly vivid ambiance your words paint onto the willing canvas my imagination sings in poetic voice of humility, perseverance, dedication, steadfastness, enduring faith, and hope ⁓ an invitation to come witness, to comfort in the soft, gentle radiance, a drawing into your moment with you, stirred sensations that stimulate peace and/or calm.

I can almost hear your giggling at my fumbling interpretations. : )
Despite that, I love it, Chris, as I have so many of your pieces … thank you for You! ⁓ Richard 🍃


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Another one that can be read on so many levels it appears Richard. I am smiling and thank you so muc.. read more
Richard 🍃

1 Week Ago

Sometime, Chris,
Size does matter, even if it's small, because with knowing hands, it can be .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Smiling.................
Reminds me of that Eternal Flame burning over the grave of John F. Kennedy.
Could, of course, solicit a number of impressions--both literal and metaphorical.
Intense, abiding love also comes to mind.
Stunning senryu, Chris.



Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for that stunning review. Much appreciated Jimmy.

Chris
and sometimes it is just a matter of getting to that corner.

what a comforting thought here.
j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Jacob. Pleased you liked this one.

Chris
Artists sing of an “old flame”... or
many of us like to keep a candle burning for
the children suffering in this world.. As a child we would sing, “Brighten the corner where you are... someone far from Harbour, you may guide across the shore...”. A lovely poem for hope to those in trouble. tenderly, Pat

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Dear Pat what lovely thoughts you share here on my page. Yes, we keep a candle burning for those we .. read more


.............. This automatically make me think of friends .. and I dont mean the TV series either coz I never seen a single episode .. but the knowing that a real friend has got a metaphorical arm round ya shoulder where ever ya might be.. or the physical distance between the two ... Go on .. I dare's ya to say I'm wrong ...

Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

I have never watched 'Friends' either Neville, but it sounds as though we both have a perfect under.. read more
I like it, we all need that warming glow to light our way.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Cherrie. Love your new avatar and sophisticated shades. Take care.

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Sometimes a few words can say a lot - like in this poem. The "flame" can be a million different things for anyone who reads this. It's whatever one strives for, whatever pulls us, moves us, motivates us, like a dream, a fantasy, or a goal. It might be one of the manageable goals, or the ultimate, the unknowable, the unreachable divine flame. Well, this is what your poem made me think of. :)


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Laz. I really appreciate your visit and your thoughts on this senryu. All good wishes.
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mmmmmmmmmmmm .. very fine Chris! we spend too much time trying to drive the darkness out .. when all it takes is to turn the light on ;) taking your haiku with me this morning..

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you and hugs reciprocated and what is a haiku/senryu between friends. Let the words do the tal.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

aren't we all :).........................
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Yes indeed :)..............
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In the far corner in the cockles of our hearts...a gentle touching write Chris 💖

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Kira, felt the warmth in your review. All good wishes.

Chris
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3 Weeks Ago

{{{ ❤️❤️❤️ }}}
You are hot today Chris, on fire one might suggest! Now this crispy senryu to me says love for someone far off is not dulled by distance and still burns.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Freezing cold today John. Just brought in the wet washing between netflix films. Pleased though that.. read more

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Added on September 30, 2020
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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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