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Valley of Shadows

Post No. 836


Valley of Shadows


Brighter light brings darker shadows

darker blacker at the corners of the world

map as it curls towards the warm

candle flickering on the saucer

dripping wax down its length

growing ever shorter—

time passes and the candle shrinks

back into itself while shadows lengthen

deepen as light fades—

and the candle breathes

its last



*but the sun’s rays harnessed

trapped in an empty jar

leaves no use for candles any more


©Denise G Allen, 06 July 2015 12:02

*alternative ending for those who would prefer it 😀


The Candle Flame


The candle flame flickers

And life falters

Until it steadies

And the balance alters.


They cannot exist jointly,

The flame and the breeze,

Live in harmony,

Or, indeed, be at ease.


One must give way to the other,

The sturdier leads the frailer,

A law of life since time arose,

The stronger rules the weaker.


©DGA 02 September 2011 10:38