Photos and poetry 10 – Candles and the New Year

Wishing a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year to all those who have been kind enough to keep looking at, and following my blog, and especially to those who comment..

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candles.

Candles

“Days to come stand in front of us
like a row of lighted candles—
golden, warm, and vivid candles.

Days gone by fall behind us,
a gloomy line of snuffed-out candles;
the nearest are smoking still,
cold, melted, and bent.

I don’t want to look at them: their shape saddens me,
and it saddens me to remember their original light.
I look ahead at my lighted candles.

I don’t want to turn for fear of seeing, terrified,
how quickly that dark line gets longer,
how quickly the snuffed-out candles proliferate.”

By C P Cavafy – translated from the Greek by E Keeley & P Sherrard

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The above is just to remind myself that I am getting older and need to make the most of every day or rather that we all are and we all do  😀

I hope 2014 is full of warm, bright ,candley days for each and every one of you. x

Ps – The photo is of the electric candle lights on my Christmas Tree and was taken using a toy Kaleidoscope lens held in front of the lens of my camera.. just a bit of fun…  😉

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You can see my other posts which combine my love of Photos and Poetry  here

If you’d like to you can read my other blog 1500 Saturdays here  .  Though I have been neglecting it there is still lots to read. 🙂

You can see some of my work on my Redbubble page here 

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