gospel of a flame

you may sleep
before the fire

nodding

there you go

you may sleep
before the blazing log

nodding
there you go

but you cannot sleep
to a candle’s light
it will dance
to keep you
awake

you cannot sleep
before a candle
dancing on the wall
in its shadow shape

sleep
with the fire

sleep before the blaze

but
stay awake
to watch the candle dance

shake you
from your daze

~

Poem #558 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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