Moonglow and star shimmer
light the travelers on their way.
Candlelight in windows flicker
a signal, a sign—
here we hold darkness at bay
for minutes, hours, days
as lovers embrace and sway,
finding freedom–a miracle
some might say
light comes to stay.
I’m so totally procrastinating today, so why not write another poem? Here’s a quadrille for dVerse,where Lillian is hosting. She asks us to use the word glow.
Well, what d’you know? Moonglow 🙂
I love the thought of finding such comfort… so good for the season.
This us lovely and moving Merril !
Thank you very much, Holly!
It was my pleasure
You had me in the first line!
Ah…freedom as light….or perhaps the lightness of freedom where stress no longer weighs one down. I enjoyed this!
Thank you, Lillian! You can choose your own meaning. I was thinking of various holiday symbols–refugees (as in the Christmas story and now), Hanukkah, a candle burning in Dr. Zhivago–all sort of swirling through my head as I wrote.
A lot of tenderness displayed off this “glow” prompt out here on the trail. Leave ikt to me to explore the darker side of glow.
Hahaha. Thank you, Glenn. I am so discouraged by all the darkness around–but then when I start writing, it usually falls away. I guess it’s my own escape from reality.
“light comes to stay” says so much, Merril.
Thank you very much, Jade.
I hope you had some more cake, too! 🙂 Sounds like you used your “procrastination” time very well, Merril. I enjoyed this!
Thank you, Jill! 🙂
I love how you procrastinate 🙂
Thank you! I was trying to work, but it just wasn’t happening. Hahaha.
Oh, I know what that’s like 😉
Lovely quadrille. Beautiful words.
Thank you very much!
Oh the tenderness of this poem is like hot chocolate on a chilly night.
Oh! That is so sweet. Thank you!
May that light shine brighter and stay glowing each night. Thanks for being part of our team Merril!
Thank you very much, Grace!
I like the description of light coming to stay as a miracle.
Thank you, Frank.
I love when when you procrastinate! That light comes right from you, Merril.
Awww! Thank you very much!
We are the benefactors of your procrastination!
I’m tempted to try?
To try? ?
Oh I went ahead uploaded thanks to you, https://innerdialects.home.blog/2019/12/17/goglow/
Oh! Try the prompt. I was sure what you meant. I’m pleased I inspired you to try it.
You did… and thankyou!:)
You’ve taken the classic combination of moonglow and star shimmer and warmed up my chilly, rainy morning, Merril! I love to see candlelight in windows, it makes me feel like I’m almost home, and adds a touch of romance to the night.
Thank you very much, Kim!
In another week, we will have Hanukkah candles glowing in front of a window. I think that’s what I love about the holiday.
Wow! Your imagery is pure magic 🎉
Thank you so much!
You needed a warming poem to match that splendidly glowing photograph – and you produced one.
Thank you, Derrick. Actually I wrote the poem first, and then I went looking through my files to see if I had a photo to go with it. I had forgotten that I took this one. 🙂
🙂 Well done, either way.
Thank you. 🙂
Beautiful, warm, tender, and fitting for the season in multiple ways.
Thank you very much, Frank!
The lights in the window seem ever more urgent–I just commented on another poem that talked about them. Nearly every window on my street is lit this year. You’ve captured the spirit beautifully. (K)
We don’t have any thing right now, but we light a bunch of those fake candles while we have dinner or watch TV.
How lovely! Such a miracle, I say.
Thank you very much! 🙂
Holding back the darkness should be a simple matter, yet it’s filled with complications, especially as to what others consider to be darkness.
I suppose that’s true, Ken. Each of us can only speak for ourselves.
“Light comes to stay” is such a warm, comforting thought.