Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Incandescense: A Haiku

on January 21, 2015

Poetry sheds light.
Flame like votive candle glows
Flickers in the night.

9 responses to “Incandescense: A Haiku

  1. Awww what a lovely way to look at poetry as illuminating 🙂

  2. Love this verse , I find poetry can say so much especially when there is so much we would like to say as often when the urge to put something into words is strong poetry can be the medium to use I find, as what is left out in words can appear in the images created , your poems always create many images and many emotions this is a wonderful gift you have. So much is illuminated in your poetry and the candle glows for longer much longer than the words on the page revealing that in those words there is so much to discover . The flicker speaks of memory to me , Wonderful poem thank you for sharing. Kind Regards Kathy.

  3. vivachange77 says:

    Your words are companions to what I understand poetry to be. Thanks for listening to what my poetry says. I do think it is a lovely mystery that words have a life of their own once they are written down and read by someone else.

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Good question. Years ago I told my spiritual director that couldn’t feel the presence of God’s spirit. He told me to light a candle each morning and to sit and let God love me. I have sat with a candle ( not only a votive one – I have had a variety of candles) to keep me company for twenty years. I can’t imagine beginning my day any other way. ❤

  5. I of July says:

    very nice 🙂

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