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..




“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


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…  😉


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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