Saturday, December 14, 2013

Light a Candle


light a candle for all of life's bliss,
let it glow on earth's white mantle-
for those long gone you miss,
light a candle

let the power of love sparkle,
open your heart and make a wish
upon a star, be a shining example

spread glitters of hope in the mist,
as a peace dove, ever so gentle-
let it glow like a sunrise's kiss,
light a candle


It snowed the whole day today. It was the perfect time to decorate the Christmas tree while watching snowflakes fall outside the window. One of the things I love about this time of year is a celebration of lights. As it gets darker out in the winter time, it's comforting to light candles or just gaze peacefully at the lights on the Christmas tree. To me, light is a symbol of peace, love, and hope. May it shine this Holiday Season and in the New Year. 
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This roundel is posted for dVerse where the topic is Candles & Lights. I also prepared this post for Gardens Eye View for Seasonal Celebrations. Sharing with Poets United.


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  1. spread the light...spread the hope...let love sparkle...
    i am all for that...smiles.

    we got sleet and freezing rain this morning, no snow, sadly...i love all the christmas lights on the houses. hopefully this week we will be going out as a family to drive through several of the well lit neighborhoods.

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    1. Thank you, Brian. Yes, Christmas lights on houses are so pretty. We also like to drive around in our neighborhood and see all the lights :)

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  2. Snow comes here tomorrow, yuck lol but a love that sparkles away, works for my bay. Light the way through the night as love takes flight

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    1. Light the way through the night
      as love takes flight ...
      another line that's so sublime :)

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  3. What I love most at Christmas is the lights....and candles.......it sounds lovely, decorating the tree with the snow coming down. It hasnt hit here yet....always beautiful when it comes (as long as one doesnt need to drive!)

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I love decorating the Christmas tree while watching snow fall, so pretty :)

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  4. Pretty poem and pretty photo..."spread glitters of hope" I like.

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    1. Glad you like that line, Katy ... yes, let's spread glitters of hope :)

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  5. love and hope...they both have potential to shine bright... yeah...let's light those candles... cool on the snow... we didn't have much over here so far...and cool work on the roundel as well...haven't read one in a bit..

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. I like the roundel for this Christmas piece as it has an old-fashioned sound & rhythm with the rhymes and all. Smiles :)

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  6. Loredana this is such a peaceful lovely post and poem. I too am following the light and it is the best part of the season...by Saturday we will be entering a time that will bring us more light...thank you for linking in!!

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I always enjoy participating in your Seasonal Celebrations meme. Light is such a symbol of love, peace, and hope. And Christmas lights are just so pretty this time of year. Glad you like the theme in my post! :)

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  7. Decorating whilst the snow falls has always been a dream of mine! Unfortunately I've never experienced that - but that may be because I put the tree up in November every year :)

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    1. Oh, Keith!! Next year, you should try decorating in December ... wait until snow starts to fall. Smiles :)

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  8. So beautiful. I really like the idea of lighting a candle and letting it glow like a sunrise's kiss. Lighting a candle can be such a beautiful gesture; and you expressed this so very well.

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    1. Yes, let it glow like a sunrise's kiss. Glad you like that line, Mary. Thank you :)

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  9. I love the peace dove and the symbol of lighting a candle ~ Snow the whole day yesterday here too ~ Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures ~

    Merry Christmas ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Doves are so beautiful ... a symbol of peace :)

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  10. Light a candle of hope..let it glow..it snowed here all day yesterday and is still snowing..it is beautiful though the first white snowfall..

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    1. Yes, the first white snowfall is always so special :)

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  11. the poem is a 'shining example' of light, glow and hope...beautifully done...

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    1. Let's all be a shining example ... thank you, Sumana :)

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  12. it's nice to see how we light candles in our poems... beautiful. light a candle.. they mean so much.

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    1. So true, Natasa. We can light candles with our poetry. Smiles :)

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    1. Yes, Christmas is quite dreamy. Thank you, George! :)

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  14. you painted a wonderful picture with the words... that matched the photo.. we are somewhat buried in snow here as well...

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    1. Thank you, Robert. It snowed just in time for a white Christmas :)

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  15. Wonderful roundel .... worked its way into me.. and that wonderful refrain...

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    1. Thank you, Bjorn. Yes, the refrain "light a candle" seems to work well. I like the roundel, such a pretty poetry form :)

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  16. A beautiful wish! Happy Holidays, Lorenda!

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    1. Glad you liked that wish, Laurie. Happy Holidays to you, too! :)

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  17. Looks as if your tree is in just the perfect place! I also love the lighting of the holidays and the warmth in side the house. Just magical

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. Yes, the Christmas tree is surrounded by windows ... so I can see the pretty view outside as well :)

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  18. I just love this one, Loredana.

    We got about a foot (or more) of snow overnight. Looks like it will be a white Christmas! :-)

    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend, my friend.

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    1. So glad you're getting a white Christmas, Lisa. How magical! :)

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  19. Beautiful....greetings from the snow belt

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. You probably get a lot of snow where you are. Stay warm and safe ... happy holidays :)

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  20. Your tree is beautiful! And how neat to have it next to all those windows. I love looking at lights at night time as well. Beautiful poem!

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. I do enjoy decorating the Christmas tree and looking at all the lights :)

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  21. Your tree is glorious and those glass ornaments are so unique and beautiful. We had the same yesterday - hours and hours of fresh powder. Was a definite stay-inside-and-kick-back type of day. I love stormy days. No guilt if you don't accomplish anything. Though tree-trimming was made for days like those. Wishing you a bright and beautiful Christmas, Loredana.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I love glass ornaments ... they reflect light and color and look so magical. Merry Christmas :)

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  22. I agree with your sentiments! I wish we had snow--it's gorgeous out your window! A bright and sparkling post, thank you!

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    1. It must be sunny and warm where you live, Jennifer. Thank you! :)

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  23. beautiful form and poignant thoughts. Seasons greetings!

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  24. I love the first stanza in particular. My son has just moaned that the house is very unchristmassy. I have encouraged him to take a leaf out of your book.

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    1. Christmas can be difficult for some ... especially if loved ones are missed. Thank you for your comment.

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  25. What a pretty tree! We're decorating ours tonight!

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    1. Thank you, Michaela! I like your Christmas tree, too! :)

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  26. what a lovely poem Loredana, this made my morning, reading your magical words. :<)

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    1. So glad this made your morning, Geraldine! :)

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  27. Light a candle indeed Loredana - uplifting writing - thank you... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    1. Glad you thought this was uplifting ... thank you, Scott :)

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  28. Beautiful poem! I love driving around at night and seeing all the Christmas lights.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! Yes, Christmas lights are so magical at night :)

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  29. Very pretty verse and thoughts today, Loredana! This is a lovely time of year to light a candle in memory of those long gone we miss. Your tree is so beautiful. Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Yes, it's nice to remember loved ones we miss, especially at this time of the year. Hugs to you, too :)

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  30. Is this your house with the windows wrapping around the corner? Its so beautiful to have this much light coming into your home!!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! Yes, that is my sunroom, which gets lots of light all year around. A perfect spot for the Christmas tree. I also have different plants and flowers there throughout the seasons :)

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