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Candelabra

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 11-21-1999 02:08 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Candelabra

Where once brigades of light did light,
The darkest times of darkest night,
Teardrop candles, remain abreast,
In dust, the candelabra rest.

Where light and music made a ball
And phantoms danced upon the wall,
And where whispers behind a fan,
Gave mention of a courtesan.

Where dreams gave birth to fantasy,
Desires to sensibility,
A world of boldness, care and dare,
A time of time beyond compare.

In dust, the candelabras rest,
Each teardropped candle, cold abreast.
Time's once sweet morrow, dried e'er more:
I rise in sorrow, close the door.
© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 11-21-1999 02:16 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Seymour, this is exquisite.

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Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 11-21-1999 02:53 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Canelabra, beautious word
Most splendid song I've ever heard
It lights the deepest thought of thought
The ear has heard the song it ought
Phantom shadows on the wall
Reveal the truth and hark the call
Does poet know the reader's mind?
As reader reads between the line
Canelabra, subtle glow
So many eyes the truth to know
Does poet read between the line?
Does poet know the reader's mind?
Elizabeth
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 11-21-1999 04:33 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
You titillate the way you write
Like fantasies flutter the night.
Most splendid your song of words,
Floating on the wind when heard.
But fire flies light other lines
Show other dine and other signs.
Sy
Marge,
Thank you so much for the comp.
Pepper
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Marge is right Sy.......

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5 posted 11-21-1999 04:46 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Sey this is positively enchanting...you just keep getting better and better and better...I love your work!!

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Time's fun when you're having flies~~Kermit the Frog


Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 11-21-1999 07:04 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Say I, then poet walk not the door
Come back on candalabra floor
Dust off the candle teardrop light
And dance the dance in summer night
Elizabeth
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7 posted 11-21-1999 07:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Again your have painted such a lovely picture with your words. Exquisite, I agree.


Elizabeth, enchanting as well!

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Denise

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Candalabra saw the dance
On summer nights the couples pranced
Phantoms words behind a fan
Perhaps have broken golden man
On paper writ the bolden word
Golden words by phantoms heard
Golden man then donned his lance
And ne'r returned to summers dance
Candalabra on the floor
Weeping now forevermore
Once the center of the ball
Now has heard the waking call
Now has known the dance is done
The tablet closed and silence won

Dusk Treader
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9 posted 11-21-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

I love this, enrapturing. And I just love the word candelabra..

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Wherein the candelabra rests
Once bright, now marred by rust
The door shut tight, the room sealed up
Left to gather dust
The candles long have been put out
The dreams have faded too
Where once we danced are memories
Left of me and you
The ghosts of us, they haunt the room
Where time and space reside
And though I stand outside the door
My heart was left inside

Sorry Seymore, you inspire me...what can I say?


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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)



[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 11-21-1999).]
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 11-21-1999 09:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ruth you should post this one . It's beautiful
Elizabeth
Seymour Tabin
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Pepper,
You are a sweet soul, thank you.
Caroline,
Enchanting is a wonderful word thank you so much.
Elizabeth,
I cannot counter all your quips
Nor the phantom words of your lips
Your elequence is beyond my goal
And at times beyond my soul.
Denise,
Thanks again for the enchanting.
Elizabeth,
Once again I am in awe
Of your mind and its store.
Dusk,
It is a lovely sounding word, thank you.
Ruth,
I agree you should post this poem
the ending took my breath away.
Thank you so much you have rare talent.
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 11-22-1999 12:58 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Reader reads between the line
Of candalabra's crystal fine
And offers then a verse define
The meaning saw between the line
Then one who wrought the secret verse
Tells not who then wrote in reverse
No explanation does he give
Unwritten words by which he lives
Would that poet would confess
The meaning of the meaningless
One who writes between the line
Must understand the reader's rhyme
For reader also writes in time
A secret code between the line
A langage known, not studied skill
So read my rhyme and grab your quill


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 11-22-1999).]
WhtDove
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14 posted 11-22-1999 11:23 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Geez Sey, what can I say that hasn't been said already. I thought it fantastic, and the rest of the poems too. I will just ditto..if I may!
Seymour Tabin
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15 posted 11-22-1999 11:40 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
This quill of yours has rung my chime.
It seems to do so every time.
But I'll have to get a new device,
To feed this bird of paradise.
The crystal clear that you would net
Is the very core of Kismet.
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 11-22-1999 03:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy
Canalabra, word so sweet
At top of list it should repeat
And verses much too fine for ear
For lovely meadowlark to hear
Words too eloquent for tongue
A prima dona's song unsung
A rhyme too grand for feather quill
Then etch in stone poetic thrill
Let candalabra's glowing light
Light my soul and fill the night
Lead crystal dangles at the ball
Reflect a prism on my wall
That I may view the palette's grace
A crystal prism on my face
For nothing old or nothing new
Can match this poet's wondrous hue
And finely paint so fine a line
Of candalabra's endless time

This is one of my favorites
Elizabeth
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see: "Sy’s Song to ‘Lizbeth [in response to Candelabra]"

in honor of two great minds...



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Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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18 posted 11-22-1999 03:55 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful poem and responses!
Toerag
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Great job....great responses.....just all around good schtuff!

My candelabra ain't that slick,
All I do is "flick my bic"
There ain't no dust,
There ain't much light,
But it gets me to the bathroom,
In the middle of the night!
Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 11-22-1999 05:18 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Candalabra, light my light
And love me with your love tonight
 
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