A Candle in the Wind

Nothing gold stays too long.
Nature’s first green is gold.
She then transforms her form
as leaves subside to leaf.

When dawn gives way to day
a single leaf can flower
in this early morning hour,
a green and golden bower.

Your soft-scented candle,
drenched with fragrant whispers
caresses gentle hues
and hides my grief from view.

Dusk tarnishes all gold,
and leaves fall carelessly.
A candle in the wind –
you blew a while for me.                                                                                   

About this poem

In memory of my wonderful husband who, like a candle, blew a while for me, his fragrance loving and protecting me. I still feel his presence as I can still smell the fragrance of the candle.

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Written on December 08, 2018

Submitted by susannaelliott on April 15, 2024

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 520
Words 89
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Susanna Elliott-Newth

Susanna is a teacher, living near the coastal fringes of the Illawarra Coastline in NSW, Australia. Her environment is her stimulus for her writing. She has published four books of short stories, as well as her own memoir book, and writes educational resources for teachers. more…

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  • Paige123
    You have a way with words that makes your poem much more enjoyable.
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