• mithuu 10w

    And I am offended to think of
    the light they once had.
    I look forward at my ablaze candles,
    I don't want to turn around
    and see with a heave,
    how quickly the dark line lengthens,
    how quickly the emptied candles multiply.

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    Emptied Candles

    The days of the future are standing before me
    like a row of ablaze candles;
    golden hot living candles
    The past days remain behind me, a despairing
    line of emptied candles
    the closest ones still beam smoke
    Cold candles, melted down, bent
    I don't want to look at them ;
    the sight of them throbbing me,