One Single Impression: Stillness


Every Christmas Eve
I light a candle
And before bed
Put it on the front step
To burn.

Every Christmas morning
I step outside
To marvel
How deep and clean
Can burn
A single light

If you leave it be.

Comments

  1. This reminds me that we all need that time of quiet, especially at this time of year.

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  2. Very, very good! I am enjoying every word you have selected in your book. Thanks so much!

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  3. What a beautiful poem Sandy. Your thoughts are precious and have so much depth. Peace to you.

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  4. nice tradition sandy i might try doing the same thing this year.

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  5. Beautiful as always, Sandy! And your thoughts are indeed precious and ones I try to hold in front of me when the dark comes. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Peace, love and stay warm!!

    Sylvia

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  6. Beautiful, Sandy.

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  7. lovely poem...peace can come as easily as lighting a candle.

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  8. This is beautiful Almost like putting a candle in your window .I light candles for people who died for three days . I like candles but fear fire.

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  9. Wise words, Sandy! Very wise.

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  10. Hi Sandy,

    I like the lines that you wrote.

    This blog may be of interest to you.

    Waterbury Thoughts

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  11. love it,

    very satisfying writing to me.

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  12. End of The Year Awards 4 Friends of Jingle or Jingle Poetry Community

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xxx

    keep up the excellence,

    link 3 poem to our potluck tomorrow, give us the cheers to continue...

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  13. Wow, this is so beuatiful and profound. I love the sentiment, I love the poem, the title and the tradition...
    xoxo

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  14. Beautiful words! I love the idea of having a candle lit outside all night long. Like a beacon of hope and joy!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. "If you leave it to be'.. yes, if.. it answered so many questions hitting me... Thanks Sandy..for such wisdom..

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  16. Yes, only if one is still enough to leave it be.

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  17. Beautiful and thoughtful!!

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  18. Wow, simply wonderful! I find your poems resonate.

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  19. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Brighter than any day can be. A moving 'word-picture'.

    Please have a good new week.

    daily athens

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  20. It feels so good to read anything you write, as always.

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  21. Love the depth of this piece - it is indeed beautiful!

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