Gentle Candlelight

Updated on November 20, 2019
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

When the calmness of twilight cloaks the evening

And the firelight’s dying embers take respite

You quietly reside beside the window

Where precious memories glow by candlelight


Your wistful gaze rests on the fading photo

Captured forever in the simple wooden frame

And in the silent language of undying love

Shadows of candlelight softly whisper his name


The firelight glow creates the perfect haven

Where gentle caresses soothe your careworn face

And the strength of love surrounds a timeless yearning

As candlelight guides you to that special place


Feelings of emptiness invaded the room

Where past memories faded into the night

Yet the beauty of peace lay upon your face

Tenderly bathed in gentle candlelight

© 2019 Lorna Lamon

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    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      Hi Peggy, There is something surreal about candlelight. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for your kind comments. Appreciated.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Candlelight does give a magical glow to things around it. Your poem is beautiful.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Thank you Brenda I will have to have a look (I didn't know).

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 months ago from Washington Court House

      Congratulations on being a showcase author on Letterpile.

      Your work is amazing!

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      I'm so glad the poem made you feel content Lorna and you enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind comments and for stopping by.

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      Lorna 

      4 months ago from USA

      This poem brings a peaceful feeling to me. Though it's melancholic, it made me feel content. Thanks Lorna!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Denise and for your kind comments.

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      Denise McGill 

      7 months ago from Fresno CA

      It's sweet and sad, implying loss and love. Beautiful.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      How lovely Luis and I wish you both continued happiness. Thank you for visiting.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      7 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      With this poem, I always remember the romantic between me and my wife, a decade ago.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Lovely to see you Juliet - I also have fond memories of my Gran and how strong she was, having to raise nine kids by herself when her husband died. She was always a big presence in our lives and greatly missed. I am glad you were touched by the poem and it brought back sweet memories. Your comments are always so generous Juliet and appreciated.

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      Juliet Acedera 

      7 months ago from Valenzuela City

      This poem really touches my heart so deeply. I remember my late grandma to this poem, I missed her so much Lorna. Tears falling down my eyes upon reminiscing her sweet memories. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this beautiful poem.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you Lora - I think candlelight does have this surreal effect. Glad your enjoyed the poem and for your kind comments.

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      Lora Hollings 

      7 months ago

      What a lovely poem, Lorna! Eternal love you express so beautifully in your wonderful verse that resonates with quiet passion as the candlelight continues to burn forever in our hearts. Thanks for sharing!

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      7 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Reading your poem even in hundred times is my journey of success.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      I'm touched by your comments Luis - thank you so much.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Hi Dora, I'm so glad you picked up on the frame - I wrote this poem as a tribute to my Gran who lost her husband in the second World War. She used to sit by the window gazing at his photo in the candlelight. I always appreciate your comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Beth and for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Lovely to see you Audrey and thank you for your kind comments which I always appreciate.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      You are so kind Mary and I'm delighted you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for visiting - I appreciate it.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you for your beautiful comments Manatita and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you Brenda - I also love candlelight as it creates a peaceful atmosphere - very relaxing. I always appreciate your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Devika and I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Devika Primic 

      7 months ago

      The sight of the lit up candle is beautiful and your word of poetry has great meaning.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      7 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Even if I already this poem, I have no reason to keep repeating to read because of the intense.

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 months ago from The Caribbean

      I especially like the image of the photo in the simple wooden frame. So vivid, it adds authenticity to the story. So real!

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      Beth Perry 

      7 months ago from Tennesee

      Your poem sent a warm shiver up my arms. Beautiful!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Such a lovely poem. Candlelight casts a peaceful glow and I surround myself with its light often. As you mention in your poem, "The firelight glow creates the perfect haven where gentle caresses soothe your careworn face"

      I'll connect to your poetry as I light my candle this evening.

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      Mary Norton 

      7 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a beautiful poem. I felt like memorizing it and reciting it to myself over and over again.

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      manatita44 

      7 months ago from london

      Truly exquisite, my friend. I'd like to sit in that 'special' place, imbibing your eloquent words and tugging at their sweetness, like the sugarcane juice of Paradise.

      A sublime piece!

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      7 months ago from Washington Court House

      Touching poem creating the beauty and calmness of one relaxing by candlelight renewing his spirit.

      I love sitting in the dark with only a few candles glowing...I have color changing ones which make it seem serene.

      Love this one. Great write.

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      Ann Carr 

      7 months ago from SW England

      You're welcome, Lorna. Your poetry always deserves praise!

      Ann

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you Ann and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are always so generous.

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      Ann Carr 

      7 months ago from SW England

      So gentle yet poignant! I loved reading this and you always manage such a depth in your poetry, Lorna.

      Ann

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Luis - thank you for visiting and your kind comments.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      7 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Wow, I appreciate every words that you've used. It touches my poetic heart. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      I love the way a candle can create a atmosphere and I'm glad the one I created in the poem brought you comfort Tiyasha. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you for your lovely words Rosina - sometimes even when we are surrounded by people we can feel alone. I am glad you enjoyed this poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      There is a sense of sadness within the poem John - my Gran lost her husband in the second World War - he was a pilot and she used to light a candle in the window in memory of him. I appreciate your comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Pamela and I agree they create an atmosphere all of their own. I appreciate your comments as always.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      I use candles quite a lot in and around the house. They soften the room especially in winter. Thank you for visiting and commenting Liz.

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      Tiyasha Maitra 

      7 months ago from Gurgaon

      Oh such lovely words. A candle lit atmosphere can be moulded by words into something dark and sinister or something warm and familiar. Your poem has captured the second kind so aptly.

      It feels the ambience is gently swirling around me while I read this verse.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      7 months ago

      This is a lovely poem, Lorna with reference to candlelit environment and settings. Keep contributing such wonderful poems. We all love you and your poems. Never feel lonely. Remember always that we are all in the same boat.

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      John Hansen 

      7 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Your poem captured the atmosphere perfectly, Lorna. I felt I was there in the firelight’s glow surrounded by memories and candles. Such a peaceful and tranquil setting, if a little sad.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is another piece of poetry that paints a lovely picture. Candle light does change the atmosphere in a major way, and it is lovely.

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      Liz Westwood 

      7 months ago from UK

      This is a very atmospheric poem. Candles have become very popular in recent years. There is nothing quite like a candle lit room.

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