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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hanukkah Lights

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One
Single
Candle flame
Glows in darkness
To mark the first night
Come the second night, two
Twin flames dancing together
Shine even  brighter  as a pair
Each night the candles grow one by one
Eight lights remind us of miracles
Remind us of times long ago
Remind  us of  renewal
Remind us to have faith
One candle, one flame
Solitary
Become more
Become
Shared

submitted for Poetry Jam, Solitary
and for dVerse Poets Pub, dVerse Christmas

12 comments:

Mary said...

Lolamouse, this is just beautiful! Happy Hanukkah to you!

Laurie Kolp said...

This is lovely... Happy Hannukah!

Brian Miller said...

nice...great message in this...i hope..but have serious doubts...but how beautiful it would be if we could...hope you had a great holiday...smiles.

Fireblossom said...

The tradition, and this poem, are both absolutely lovely, LM.

darev2005 said...

Clever. Very clever. I like it!

Tifiny said...

perfect shape,
love the beauty of your words. well done.

Heaven said...

How lovely and bright it shines...beautiful sharing ~

Judy Roney said...

What a wonderful poem of celebration. One candle, one flame ..become more. Lovely poem of renewal.

Kathy Bischoping said...

As I read your poem I found myself especially noticing when the meter of "Hanukkah" was picked up by the lines, e.g., as in "candle flame", "one by one", "as a pair", "miracle", and "long ago" -- it was a nice little bonus.

Helen said...

Perfect poem for the Season .......

Ostensible Truth said...

very nice! and I like the ascending syllables, reverse nonet - this was very well written! I enjoyed

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