Wednesday, February 4, 2009

294. Candle-light



CANDLE-LIGHT!

The light of the sun is harmful,
The light of the moon is pale,
While electric light
On a stormy night
Can very often fail.
An oil lamp may sometimes flicker
And neon lights give no cheer.
But candle-light
Is exactly right;
It creates an atmosphere.


Candle-light's kind to wrinkles;
I know that is the truth.
Old faces soften
And, very often,
Renew the look of youth.
Candle-light casts the shadows
That make the world brand new;
The fairy gloom
Of a flame-lit room
Can make one's dreams come true.


There's nothing brash or modern
About the candle-glow,
An old-world charm
Makes us feel more calm
And we find ourselves speaking low.
So insist on the light of candles
To brighten up your night.
Let hearts beat quicker
At each warm flicker.
Love loves candle-light.

26 comments:

the pink orchid said...

beautiful ...I loved the rhythm.. :)

Lene said...

Ofcourse - candle light is a good C :)

ellen b said...

Oh I love that photo in candlelight and the poem!

RuneE said...

Not a Candle-light supper made by "Hyacinth" ;-)??

Fotosekken said...

'Old faces soften', that's true. People look more beautiful in the light of candles. Nice C!

photowannabe said...

The old camera did a terrific job and I do love this poem, especially the part about the candle glow masking the wrinkles. Yes and amen to that.

naturglede said...

Happy birtsday to you!!!! Love your photoe. Very nice, like a dream from old days:)

Carolina said...

Candle-light has so many advantages compared to Botox! Give me candle-light any day!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the photo too...and the poem. as well.

Darlene said...

Is it your birthday? I didn't know. Happy, happy birthday Brenda.

I really love this poem and it is exactly right. When I have company I am like Hyacinth on "Keeping Up Appearances". I have candlelight dinners for all of the reasons in the poem.

Babooshka said...

Cute of course.

gone to the dogs said...

yes, candle-light is exactly right! I love your poem and the picture. thanks.

Tumblewords: said...

For sure. Candle-light is spectacular in it's own right! Lovely poem - and the photo is magical!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I very much enjoyed your old photo and the wonderful poem about candlelight. Very nice "C" post.

Bradley said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful written. I do not think a newer camera with its auto-exposure, auto-white balance can give you as good a picture, and a younger writer can write for candle as well as you are.

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

very nice!

magiceye said...

beautiful

Reader Wil said...

I always love your rhymes and poetry. The photo reminds me of a Chritmas card. It creates a real peaceful atmosphere. Thanks for sharing and for your visit.

Miss_Yves said...

I agree with you: candle-light creates an atmosphere...That of your picture is interesting.
This remins of me the famous Kubrick's movie "Barry Lindon" , the scenes of which were filmed with candle-ligts .

Liz said...

I like the quality of your photo. It reflects the words of the poem.

Oh, it's nice poetic word verifier today: phoppik

Carolina said...

Hi, gosh, I'm sorry, can't help you with that, my technical abilities are non-present actually. Think it's really clever that you were able to put music under you blog. And have no idea why you couldn't listen to the voicemailclip on mine. Sorry, if I could help you, I would!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Lovely photo and charming poem.

Have a great week Rinkly Rimes/ Tyra

Rose said...

A lovely poem! I agree that candlelight is kind to wrinkles; I need to light more candles in the evening:)

Life with Kaishon said...

Candle light is my favorire kind of light. Love your picture. Pretty post for sure!

splummer said...

Hi!
I love candles! I use them all the time! Love the poem! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dragonstar said...

Candle light is so soothing.

Thanks for your entry.