Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Candlelight


candlelight reflection--
eyes closed, your hand clasped in mine;
more said in silence
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When you're in love, more can be expressed in silence than words can ever say. A little candlelight, a gentle touch, a quiet moment with your loved one create a romantic mood.

The poem I wrote is a senryu, which is a three-line poem that expresses an emotion. It was inspired by candlelight, but it was easier to write the poem than taking the picture! I wanted the lit candle to have a soft glow and be reflective so I placed it on a glass top. 

This is my contribution to Poetry Jam, where this week's topic is "moods." Please visit http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/ for wonderful poems by my poetry friends on this theme.

Don't you just suddenly feel romantic?

34 comments:

  1. The candlelight reflection sets a romantic mood where the unsaid is the core of this gorgeous senryu. The photo strengthens this mood. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Rita. Yes, the unsaid gives a bit of mystery :)

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  2. This is so sweet and romantic, both the photo and the poetry. <3

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Yes, a tender moment :)

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  3. Your poem and photo are sweet and catch tender romantic connection accurately.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. Yes, I used "hands clasped" to create a connection. :)

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  4. your efforts to get the effect you wanted with the photograph were definitely worth it! senryu and image both evoke romance! lovely!!!

    thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!


    dani

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    1. Thank you, Dani. It was an inspiring prompt :)

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  5. Of course...the rains here add to this magic.

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    1. Thank you, Janu. Rain certainly adds to romance :)

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  6. The line "more said in silence" is a really good one. Very skillful senryu and photograph. :)
    David

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  7. Well, yes ... this certainly sets the stage for romance. Really lovely photography with words to match!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. Your dance poem was quite romantic, too :)

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  8. You did wonders with the photograph. It is quite pretty with the reflection. Your senryu is lovely. Yes, love needs no words at all to be shown or, felt. Utterly romantic.

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  9. Loredana, that is one terrific photograph, really; and I admire how you were able to write words on the image. I have to learn how to do that. I agree that when one is in love silence (together) can speak reams. Very nice senryu.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. You know, it's not hard to write words on an image. Just use a free digital editing site. :)

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  10. Yes, I do, much good it does me, hee hee. So true that more can be "said" in silence, at such meaningful times, than in all the babbled words we fling about so easily.

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  11. Wonderful mood creation here....

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  12. Sigh... you did an amazing job with the photo and the poem
    So true too sometimes silence says so much more than words

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  13. oo yeah, love that silence...and candlelight..you set just the right mood...smiles...

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  14. Ah yes those reflective moments speak volumes! I love what you're doing with imagery!

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  15. it is so beautiful. love the poem and the reflection!

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  16. I so appreciate your photographic effort! I LOVE hand holding. :)

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Yes, hand holding is quite romantic :)

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