Candle Light (Published on Spillwords)

Light a candle,
then search the flame.
It takes a breath,
I do the same.

The fire dances
a rhythmic sway,
my body moves
in the same way.

The hot wax drips
along each side,
smile as tears drop,
from both my eyes.

Inhale all hope,
the light emits.
Energies guide
and soon transmit.

Clear and pure thoughts
are now evoked,
exhale all pain,
watch as it smokes.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

I am so excited to announce that my poem Candle Light has been available at Spillwords Press since August of 2021. I never got around to properly promote it. I would like to take this opportunity to do just that. I would also love to thank Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this poem, and for all of their continued support.

I would be so very grateful if you would go here, and like/comment as well. Thank you! πŸ’•

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  1. Omg congratulations Grace!!!! You absolutely more than deserve it, so happy for you!!! It truly is a breathtaking piece, full of grace (your special β€œGrace” touch and grace in its own beautiful definition 😊). πŸ€—πŸ€

  2. This is beautiful, Grace. Such delicate and gorgeous images in my mind from your words. Congratulations on having this poem published in Spillwords. A great achievement. Xx πŸ’›

  3. The first lines engage the reader right from the start, setting up the parallel between the candle’s life and our own. This comparison continues, and we can see in the candle’s elements certain aspects of ourselves in a clearer way. Well done! If I were leading a meditative exercise using a candle (which I’ve done before), I’d want to read your verse, first.

  4. Beautiful poem Grace. I checked out the Spillword site. Thanks for mentioning it. I just submitted one of my poems. Fingers crossed, I’ll get published like you did. Lol. You do great work. Congratulations!

  5. Hi Grace. I got word from Spillwords today my poem was selected to be published soon. Thank you for the link to your poem on the website. I wouldn’t have known about it otherwise.

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