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An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

Flickering Candle, Immeasurable Light


In the deep distant expanse
That I traverse within, I find
No light.

The pit, the darkness, sometimes
Does comfort. It helps to know I cannot see.
Eyes, inward, heart hurting, seeking
Absolution, from emptiness.

And then it glows. You do. You.
Broken journey; you make me halt.
You light that candle, that shines into-
Not just without, but within.

I’m forced to acknowledge; blink;
You cannot know how that hurts.
Even from a flickering candle. It does.

When I cannot but live with so little,
How will I ever measure up to that
Which you give? But take I must.
Live, I shall.

The choice has been made.
I will merge into your light,
Seeking that shade, which I yearn for.

Darkness was so comforting.

20 February, 2012

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

8 thoughts on “Flickering Candle, Immeasurable Light

  1. Lighting another candle 🙂

    …very touching and it flows like a steady stream which appears all still. Could feel the stilness. The silence. And the volumes spoken in that silence.


    • David, thank you for that really really fast response! 🙂
      First you join the mutiny, now you light another candle 🙂 Sigh. Thank you ever so much!
      And for those lovely words for the ramble 🙂 God Bless! 🙂


  2. Enlightening was this journey within.
    and poignant the looking back….


    • Rajarshi, welcome to this space. So glad, and honoured to have your words here 🙂 🙂 Really it is a pleasure!
      Thank you for the perspective you bring in, and for the way you saw the write! It is for me too, a bit of both 🙂


  3. Hmm life is full of meanders and plays in light and dark moments…sometimes the pain when for long becomes sort of a pal and then going into light takes time…but its only in light you will be able to pamper your shadow…where the angels sit and relax and guide you…
    beautiful poetry Usha..
    hugs and love 🙂


    • Soma, you put it beautifully –
      “but its only in light you will be able to pamper your shadow…where the angels sit and relax and guide you…”
      Thank you for shedding light there 🙂
      Love and hugs to you too!


  4. Darkness is indeed comforting… but then it hasn’t seen candle-light!
    Nicely done as usual Usha di. 🙂


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