The Candle and the Rose

This poem was inspired by Francina’s photograph titled:

‘Candle Light Experiment’

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Photograph  © Francina Hartstra

You will find the original post at her blog  Poetry and Art

The Candle and the Rose (smzang)

My eyes have seen the glorious growth
of rose from bud to bloom,
The silken petals cradled
by leaves of emerald green,
And as is true with every earthly thing,
its time is brief in flowering,
a second of perfection.
Like a candle in the darkness,
its glow ethereal, a flicker
of a light divine,
a bud, a bloom,
a soul.

6 comments

  1. Dear Sarah,

    I am still amazed.
    I feel honoured you took the time to write this beautiful poem in response .
    It’s such a gorgeous poem and it fits the photo wonderfully!

    its glow ethereal, a flicker
    of a light divine,
    a bud, a bloom,
    a soul.

    Superb lines. You are so talented!

    Thank you once again, my friend. I will cherish your poem in my files.
    Thank you also for adding the link to the original post.

    as ever,
    Francina

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  2. Hi Sarah
    its time is brief in flowering,
    a second of perfection.
    Like a candle in the darkness,
    its glow ethereal

    The title drew me right in with tis beautiful pairing and then the poem so deftly compared two separate things with the spiritual unity and beauty that makes them akin. How wonderfully you drew your observation in those above lines as well as the entire poem! indeed, a rose is a floral candle in scent, color that often flames, and the emanation of spiritual or passionate awakening. Both indeed kindle magic and mesmerize.

    Lovely, just lovely!
    Wendy

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    • Wendy,

      Thank you so much! I have to give Francina at least 50 percent of the credit. Your beautiful response feeds my muse. You are greatly appreciated.

      Sarah

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