Okay, so I am trying the form from yesterday for myself. I think that it is fair to say that I won’t be doing too many of these anytime soon. It’s a lovely little form, but it is hard to say anything much in eight lines with such a strict rhyme scheme and the need to repeat the image three times–I think I only managed two. Still it’s always worth trying new things.
It is the essence of the candle to provide light:
Gently calling, out of the shadows, structure,
The table you step around, the chair you sit
In. So the candle, even though it is not bright,
Protects you, enables you not to injure
Yourself, bumble around in the darkness,
Walk right into the table or even hit
The chair. This is how humble candles bless.