Friday, September 22, 2006

Unlit



Where the shadows lean
and corners open
to embrace the dark
a candle watches
unlit
and dreams
reflections of the world.

16 comments:

Saaleha said...

Sweet, short, but oozing meaning. Lovely

Atyllah said...

Oh lovely in it's simplicity - and so evocative. Words and image marry together beautifully.

Terri said...

Clever photo, great words. I'm trying to imagine what it looks like with the candle lit.
Light the candle, Jason, light the candle!

Bernita said...

"and corners open"
Exactly.
You could build a story on that line.

mermaid said...

Open the window, and a draft may blow the candle out.

But the writer has another thought to ignite with his words...

jason evans said...

Saaleha, thank you, my friend. :)

Atyllah, thanks for sharing the quiet moment.

Terri, I wish I could.

Bernita, thank you. :) I did think that image was the key to this little poem.

Mermaid, I'm afraid a writer's words have only fleeting heat. The candle must be lit by hand.

klgilbert said...

I love to go where the shadows lean.
Thanks for taking me there, Jason.
~K

Jay said...

candle watching. fascinating.

Anonymous said...

I like this piece because of the life it breathes into the candle. Candles are such interesting creatures... they can completely change the feel of a room, especially when lit.

Also, thanks for the image - the glass chimney reminded me that I need to get some more oil for my lamp in case of those windy autumn power outages!

jason evans said...

KLG, I know you are one of the ones who really feels it.

Jay, they are very elusive. ;)

JLB, they can completely change the feel of a room. So true. Just as they change the people in it.

Sam said...

Cool. Simply cool :-)

Jeff said...

Many different thoughts, images, and moods can be derived from this one photo. Nice, Jason.

Angela Ferreira said...

Another beautiful post and poem, your blog is a true inspiration. I have added you to my favourite blog list hope you don't mind...

Jaye Wells said...

What I love about the picture is it looks almost as if it was taken a hundred years ago or more. It's amazing to think about the impact of nightfall back then..

Fran Piper said...

Jason, you've been busy while I've been off doing other things. What a wonderful collection of pictures and words to come back to!

Thanks for what you do!

jason evans said...

Thank you everyone. :) The window is from the same church pictured in the cemetery post below.