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

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    © 2019 Lorna Lamon

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      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        2 weeks ago

        Thank you for visiting Denise and for your kind comments.

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        Denise McGill 

        2 weeks ago from Fresno CA

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

        Blessings,

        Denise

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        Lorna Lamon 

        2 weeks ago

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

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        Luis G Asuncion 

        2 weeks 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.

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        2 weeks 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 

        2 weeks 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.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        2 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        Devika Primic 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago from Tennesee

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

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        Audrey Hunt 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago from SW England

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

        Ann

      • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago from SW England

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

        Ann

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi

        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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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 

        3 weeks 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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