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Candle Magic

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Ratleader
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0 posted 11-24-2003 10:17 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader


You've got the magic fire;
if you should light this candle
(please do light this candle)
it will grow the longer,
as if the wax melts cool,
flows up the stem and unmelts
into thick hot runnels at the tip.

Try as you may to do it
(try, do it, you may)
you cannot blow it out,
and if by chance you light
(oh yes, oh please do light)
both ends, then it will
most surely last the night....
© Copyright 2003 Ed Ratledge - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 11-24-2003 10:24 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Yes the candle magic
grows upward...

well done, Sir...

there's a mystery about tonight
Margherita
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2 posted 11-25-2003 04:05 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Mysteriously magical and passionate.
Love, Margherita
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3 posted 11-25-2003 02:02 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Your parentheticals add a lighthearted touch to this passionate delight of a write. *S* I like this very much... it leaves me smiling! *S*
the_loner_23
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4 posted 11-25-2003 02:09 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

This sounds like a romantic poem to me. I love it.

Cold hands means a warm heart

Bonnie j
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5 posted 11-25-2003 02:12 PM       View Profile for Bonnie j   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bonnie j

The magic candle glows into the corners of night and reflects the romance written within your beautful words of poetry.
Love Bon-Bon
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6 posted 11-25-2003 02:37 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

There is magic in the night....
beautiful..this.
Hugs~

~I've loved you forever, in lifetimes before~

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7 posted 11-26-2003 12:11 PM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sadelite

Ratleader,
   I always enjoy reading your poetry.   You have such a unique perspective, always turning something inside out and sideways.  I liked your reversed imagery very much.
                        Sadelite
icebox
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8 posted 11-26-2003 01:33 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Candle magic is powerful stuff!

...like your poetry...


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9 posted 11-26-2003 03:35 PM       View Profile for titch k   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for titch k

Candles, with a magic of their own., and here you add to this elequently...
thankyou SMILE
love Titch
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10 posted 11-26-2003 04:43 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

very nice
Margot
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Ratleader

a wonderful warm poe with a touch of fun.

Margot
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12 posted 11-26-2003 11:15 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Your imaginative writes are wonders to behold! I scratch my head, ponder, and ultimately enjoy!


EA
eor
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13 posted 11-27-2003 01:18 AM       View Profile for eor   Email eor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eor

a very well done allegory...enjoyed this very much

"So what befalls the flawless?
Look what I've built, it shines so beautifully now watch as it destroys me."

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ooooo wow~
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15 posted 11-27-2003 05:49 AM       View Profile for Blush   Email Blush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blush

Excellent
I have a half way poem done about a candle
Do stop and see me I posted one earlier
I am new here
Blessings
Susan~~~
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16 posted 11-29-2003 06:01 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ed...the visuals in this made me smile...warm and light touch...very nice!
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17 posted 10-14-2004 06:52 AM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Eddy darling man, now this I like muchly, beautiful imagery here, and full of wit too.

forgive me my addiction to pink, I simply canít help it, even if it does hurt the eyes.

As I said an absolutely fabulous poem

Light the candle?
With what, oh this!
(wouldnít you rather
I blow it out?)
Softly breathing out
Each exhale
A warm breath of
Need

Light the candle
The softened wax
Turning hard again
Extending
To add length
Life
To the candle

Light my candle
And Iíll burn
With an incandescence
That will blind you
Blur your senses
With images
Of my heat
Until
The night fades
To dawn

Marsha

Love and warm stuff
as always
Mushy


Tomorrow is another day I don't know what it holds
but I can face the future with courage brave and bold

Footprints In My Heart
Kethry

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