Candle burning

19 Feb



A match flares.

A hiss. A spark.

A candle flickers

The darkness is softened

I cup the light in my hands. The flame is like a tiny dancer. She bends and quivers in the cold wind. She twists and shivers and stoops low. She recoils from the snow. She flinches from the storm. She almost dies as the demons of the night blow hard and cruel. Without mercy.

Yet I protect her, defend her, nurture her, shield her.

I guard her, shelter her, screen her, secure her.

I hold her close to my chest, near to my heart. I whisper my own private prayers to her. I carry her home. I find her a safe haven away from harm.

I place her in the window so you can see her dancing.

A candle is burning.

She is burning for you.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

From four years ago. But there is sometimes a candle burning.

Art originally © Ameyama


Posted by on February 19, 2019 in Poetry, Still Life


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15 responses to “Candle burning

  1. patti o'malley (@OzoneparkPatti)

    February 19, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Lucky candle:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. House of Heart

    February 19, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    This is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. thereluctantpoet

    February 20, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Wow! Stunningly awesome! So masterfully penned, My Friend! Add this to your “Best Of”!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thereluctantpoet

    February 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Penny Wilson Writes

    February 21, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Beautiful! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Emily Heron

    February 25, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I love the reading. What a great idea. I may have to do the same for my poetry.

    Liked by 1 person


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