A light in the darkness

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows flowers and a candle floating on water. The candlelight is reflected in the water.
I wrote this abecedarian poem for a challenge some years ago, and shortly after my Mum died. I offer it here for Sadje’s  What Do You See challenge 27th December.


A flickering flame
Belies the significance of this single
Dreamlike it
Graceful, ever
In the breeze,
Joyous as it
Kisses the
Memories linger,
Nothing deters it from
Opening the doors of darkness,
Protector to all who enter.
Query not its purpose,
Resplendent in its glory
Silhouetted against the
Tranquility of Love Eternal.
United, no longer alone this
Vision of warmth
Weighs gladly across my heart
X-halted am I to have known
You, be part of you, and to carry your
Zest for life forward.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to A light in the darkness

  1. Sadje says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your mom Di. Thanks for joining in. It’s a difficult form of poetry, abecedarius!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Di this one is beautiful and transcends the form! I read it and my heart leapt for joy. Thanks! I needed that today!!!

  3. A beautiful piece skillfully written, Di

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    That’s beautiful Di

  5. Chris Hall says:

    Beautiful, Di. It’s a lovely tribute to your mom.

    • Thanks Chris. We have been burning a special Christmas candle over the holiday for her and our Dads. It has nearly finished now, so we are hoping it will last until New Year.

  6. Carol anne says:

    what a gorgeous poem Di! I love it! ❤

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