Shadows Settling Me

Is there a light
as lovely as a
candle’s? She
makes art
of the wall:
deftly balancing

light and shade

aptly drawing

my eye in, then out

graciously holding

the centre

while caressing

the contours of this space.

She transfixes me, this candle.

She sets me in the room, just so,

and her glow mirrors

Yours – Word Aflame – Word

seen and heard as You

divine me, define me

draw me in, enthrall me.

I sit in the splendor of this

candle, in the lure

of shadows settling me.


8 thoughts on “Shadows Settling Me

  1. Marie Taylor says:

    lovely imagery, The flame masculine, the candle feminine; the carrier and holder of energy. Marie

  2. shoreacres says:

    It’s so nice to read a poem where the shadows aren’t threatening or filled with demons. They’re only the other side of light — and just as important if an image is to emerge. All light blinds, all darkness conceals, but you’ve captured their interplay perfectly, and the potential there for a new kind of seeing.

  3. LC Mueller says:

    Wonderful, my favourite one so far. Completely captured a candle metaphorically and literally. Love it.
    (Now for something utterly off topic. As a fellow word press user, how did you get the blue frosty picture behind this page?)

    • agjorgenson says:

      Glad you enjoyed it. So, I kind of accidently stumbled onto this, but you will note that the background and the theme photo are the same. Basically, I upload a photo into my media page from my computer. It then has a URL from Word Press. I cut and paste it for both the theme photo and the backdrop. To do that, click on my site, then scroll down to WP Admin. Click on it, then hover over appearance, and click on background. Basically, what it does is it uses a portion of that photo as the back drop. Good luck!

  4. diannegray says:

    This is absolutely beautiful Allen – well done xxx

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