Saturday, December 14, 2013

Angelic Candle-lights

                                                                                           Attribution: Gowri Sankar
Image: Blessings of Angelic Candle-lights
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

In the run-up to the impending festivities
Of keeping the wonderful Christmas spirits alive
The flickering lights swaying in slight breeze
The ever ubiquitous colorful candles do survive

Since times in memory of long days past
More than anything else in faraway abodes
Never had candle-lights been appreciated to last
Where not connected to lighting modes

A partner in illuminating life’s restricted moves
Of groping in the dark as a consequence otherwise
Offering security and reassurance lest darkness
Creates feelings of bodily fright lurking nights

‘Let there be light’ blessings to the good souls
The assurance of Providence to all and sundry
It is a right to all living things extended so bold
Goodness of life’s existence is plain to see

Written for Mary's hosting at d’Verse, Poetics: Candles and lights

21 comments:

  1. Light is life..in however many ways..another illuminating and dverse write..

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  2. light allows us to exist...to pierce the dark that creeps upon the world...brings hope for those in shadow...keeps our imagination in check and fear in our pockets....light is life...

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  3. The significance of light in our lives is so well expressed in your words. It does offer security... a sense of safety. Beautifully penned.
    -HA

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  4. let there be light... that was a magical moment... and when the sun darkens a bit we have the candles that shine the way.. word by word by word...

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  5. Lights are the essence of living... darkness drives us mad... of yes.

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  6. Candles and light are certainly appreciated this time of year. Light can be a blessing in times of darkness.

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  7. I specially like let there be light ~ Wishing you a peaceful and blessed holiday Hank ~ Cheers

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  8. The Candle is often our guardian in the dark, even if stuck away in the cabinet for emergency. Always, "let there be Light," always Christmas.

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  9. Because we have electricity we tend to forget how precious light is, until there is a power cut. It does indeed offer 'security and reassurance'. Nicely-penned!

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  10. You display the beautiful essence of Light in so lovely a manner with these verses. Love it :)

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  11. Wonderful, Hank....especially the "blessings to all good souls....the goodness of life's existence" being plain to see. You lifted my heart up, Hank. Bright blessings to you and yours!

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  12. The dark can hold much but when the light shines through we know we are alive at our zoo

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  13. light as important as breath... nice write

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  14. Light on everything reveals the trueness of things...even lies..nicely done

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  15. The truth is the light releasing us from the dark illuminating our consciousness.
    Best wishes for the holiday season Hank!

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  16. God's love defeated darkness and our candles represent His light; we can see Him with the eyes of our faith. Very well written!

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  17. Hank,

    Let there be light..so agree may light always shine within our souls and on our faces..nicely done ..

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  18. Light does give us the ability to see all the good things in our lives...

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  19. Warm wishes by the warmth of the candle! Wish you too - seasons greetings!

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  20. Yes, "let there be light!" Merry Christmas to you Hank!

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