1. Have an Interesting Snippet to Share : Click Here
    Dismiss Notice

Candles

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by pammor, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. pammor

    pammor Senior IL'ite

    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    The days of our future stand before us
    like a row of little lighted candles—
    golden, warm, and lively little candles.

    The days gone by remain behind us,
    a mournful line of burnt-out candles;
    the nearest ones are still smoking,
    cold candles, melted and bent.

    I do not want to look at them; their form saddens me,
    and it saddens me to recall their first light.
    I look ahead at my lighted candles.

    I do not want to turn back, lest I see and shudder—
    how quickly the somber line lengthens,
    how quickly the burnt-out candles multiply
     
    Loading...

  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    23,656
    Likes Received:
    27,187
    Trophy Points:
    590
    Gender:
    Female
    hi pammor,

    Good one..thanks for sharing....
     

Share This Page