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How Can I Be A Better Candle?

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 7:00 AM


"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

James Keller


This is part of a community blogging activity called the Tarot Blog Hop!

 More info about this activity HERE.



HOW CAN I BE A BETTER CANDLE?


I am the candle, I hold the flame

Thine heart feels dark, you say you hold shame



I'll light the wick through soft, gentle smiles

And waxy drop tears will echo our trials



When you are in dark,  I'll shine the way

When you're overworked, I'll bring you play



The light that it gives, it shines heart to heart

When passed onto you, it's just a mere start

 


The glow it shall then reside brightly in you

Until you search the world, find a heart that's dark, too



To be the best candle, the light has to see

That it cannot stop here, it goes further than me



The light it must move, and its warmth it must share

And find its own way through the travel of prayer



For when the light moves, it can then become two

I've now made it grow, passed the torch here to you



Then you will find shadows, bright ways for your friend

The wick that lives on never fades nor will end



For released from the neck of a single wick donned

You'll find that it spreads, lights a thousand such wands



From my wick to yours and then from your wick to theirs

We all become part of the world's candle heirs.



At top, the Shadowscapes Tarot,  Ace of Wands card.

At bottom, The Legacy of the Divine Tarot, Star card.




SPEED BLOG ALERT!


Pull one card from your favorite tarot or oracle deck and ask:


How can I be a better candle?


Shine thy light and share thine flame,


Donnaleigh

www.Donnaleigh.com





This was part of a community blog project for January 2012.

The rules were: write a tarot blog with the title,

"How Can i Be a Better Candle?"

Wondering how you can join our next Tarot Blog Hop?

Find the info HERE!






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12 Comments

Reply Lisa
7:45 AM on January 31, 2012 
Beautiful poem, DL. I especially liked:

"To be the best candle, the light has to see
That it cannot stop here, it goes further than me

The light it must move, and its warmth it must share
And find its own way through the travel of prayer."

Beautifully and aptly illustrated by Ciro's Star card too :)

Thank you for shining your light!
Reply Louise
7:51 AM on January 31, 2012 
Nicely done Donnaleigh! :)
Reply Carolyn Cushing
8:02 AM on January 31, 2012 
Wonderful poetry to brigthen our Blog Hop!
Reply Zanna Starr
9:46 AM on January 31, 2012 
How delightful to hop into this poetic tribute to our candle theme! I love the cards you chose to accompany your beautiful words.
Reply Arwen
10:27 AM on January 31, 2012 
This was lovely, Donnaleigh. We lose nothing by lighting one another, do we. I love the Tarot community and how we can come together like this.
Reply Chloe
4:32 PM on January 31, 2012 
What a fabulous poem, Donnaleigh! Thanks so much for sharing this with us :)
Reply Claire-Marie Le Normand
1:02 AM on February 1, 2012 
Thank you for your kind words, Donnaleigh. I liked this poem. I like poetry in that meter.
Reply Donnaleigh
7:09 AM on February 2, 2012 
Carolyn Cushing says...
Wonderful poetry to brigthen our Blog Hop!


Thank you, Carolyn! Tarot Soup!
Reply Donnaleigh
7:10 AM on February 2, 2012 
Arwen says...
This was lovely, Donnaleigh. We lose nothing by lighting one another, do we. I love the Tarot community and how we can come together like this.



Thank you, Zanna! I heart your blog!

Light on!

xo

DL
Reply Donnaleigh
7:11 AM on February 2, 2012 
Arwen says...
This was lovely, Donnaleigh. We lose nothing by lighting one another, do we. I love the Tarot community and how we can come together like this.


And we were all better candles for having lit the blogs before and after us. It was just like passing the candle torch.

Thanks for the idea and inspiration!

xo

DL
Reply Donnaleigh
7:12 AM on February 2, 2012 
Claire-Marie Le Normand says...
Thank you for your kind words, Donnaleigh. I liked this poem. I like poetry in that meter.



Thank you, Claire-Marie...this is one of those poems that just wrote itself.

Have a bright, candle-lit day!

xo

DL
Reply Jordan Hoggard
4:04 PM on February 2, 2012 
"From my wick to yours and then from your wick to theirs
We all become part of the world's candle heirs." SUCH a vibrant new way to say Namaste!

Namaste, Donnaleigh! Thank You for your poem!