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A Pumpkin Candle's Farewell


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

Don't be frightened at my sight

My intent was never to affright

Born to brighten up your night

I live to share my mellow light

In this hollow for your delight

To glow for just a brief respite

My life shall meet its certain ends

Drip slowly as my wick descends

Droop as flame and time expires

At Halloween this candle retires

I'll gutter till my very being rends

Illuminate until final shining ends

The cards' kismet to me are dealt

As fate is met my heart will melt

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Frank,

 

Glad to listen to your music again, the rhyme, the rhythm and the lovely pumpkin. It's a timely, occasional poem. We'll have it here tonight.

 

Enjoyed the read.

 

Lake

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The pumpkin candle is ...

 

friendly:

Frank E Gibbard wrote:

Don’t be frightened at my sight

My intent was never to affright

generous:

Frank E Gibbard wrote:

Born to brighten up your night

I live to share my mellow light

stoical:

Frank E Gibbard wrote:

My life shall meet its certain ends

Drip slowly as my wick descends

and diligent, working to failure:

Frank E Gibbard wrote:

I’ll gutter till my very being rends

Illuminate until final shining ends

Thanks for the festive poem!

 

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Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Aleksandra

Hi Frank. Let me tell at first, that I love this expression, what sounds so poetical and very emotional:

 

Born to brighten up your night

 

And I totally agree with tonyv, he wrote such a wonderful words what characterizes your poem so well

 

Bw, nice to see you around Frank

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Lake wrote:

Well read, Tony. This is one thing I like, too - the pumpkin candle is characterized.

aleksandra wrote:

Hi
Frank
. Let me tell at first, that I love this expression, what sounds so poetical and very emotional:

 
Born to brighten up your night

 

And I totally agree with
tonyv
, he wrote such a wonderful words what characterizes your poem so well

 

Bw, nice to see you around Frank

 

Aleksandra
Ah, ladies, I'd love to take some of the credit here, but I can't.icon_rolleyes.gif I just paraphrased (read: told) what Frank has already shown with his poem.

 

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Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Aleksandra

Of course Tony, thats why I said that I agree with you, what you already said about Frank's poem icon_smile.gif

 

I am not confused with this icon_smile.gif

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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goldenlangur

Hello Frank,

 

 

A wonderful seasonal poem from you as I found out while googling references to the "Pumpkin' Candle Lights. You describe well both the ghoulish and the fun aspects of the 'Pumpkin' lights. Thanks to you I learned something - had not realized that it was popular outside North America.

 

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Frank E Gibbard

goldenlangur wrote:

Hello Frank, Thanks to you I learned something - had not realized that it was popular outside North America. goldenlangur

Funnily enough the process was thus Golden my friend. The idea started in this old island where the turnip was the chosen vessel then pumpkins as a Halloween staple came back to the old country with trick/treating from the States. Thanks for the "golden" comments. Frank

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Frank E Gibbard

Thanks all Lake Tony and Aleks as well for the timely comments. Another festival behind us. Frank

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Frank E Gibbard wrote:

Another festival behind us. Frank

 

Oh, yes! Write something about turkey, will you Frank? Or it is not your festival, is it?

 

Lake

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