Girl with Burning Candle, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

Girl with Burning Candle

In what light is it best for me to see
Shall it be by sun or slender candle
Sunshine provides warmth while the cost is free
While a draft makes candles hard to handle


But what is it that’s needed to be viewed
To gaze upon the high flying eagle’s wing
Or the lion I’m trying to elude
By reaching for the rope I which to cling


There’s no reason to toss the candle yet
For it shall let me see you in the night
To study your beauty I shan’t forget
The candle’s glow provides an angelic sight


There is plenty of light your lips to kiss
While what is to be seen I will not miss

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2 thoughts on “Girl with Burning Candle, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

  1. Veronica

    I have always deemed candles a symbol of bygone times – their ethereal flames ignite passionate yearning for love, and your poem captures this feeling impeccably!

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