Tracing Desire Lines

Has the line

 Between the living and the dead

Distorted, So much

That only a flickering hug

Like a candle in the dark,

Could reassure it

Of its inhabitance.

Reassuring that without one,

There is no other,

Yet in its inseparableness, there

Is no ‘together’.

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28 Responses to Tracing Desire Lines

  1. Nice one, it’s a touching poem. Which enclosed sadness in the last line. Thank you for sharing.

  2. pure2core says:

    I wonder how excellently you put up words to make one understand your feeling.. Amazing..Thanks a lot for share friend..May god bless you..

    • jagring says:

      ahh.. in sentences maybe :D. (kidding). I prefer the flow as it is really, as oppose to mincing it to fit the occasion right. Thanks you very much..!!

  3. Jack Edwards says:

    A captivating poem and I especially like the candle imagery.

    Here is my entry:

  4. Taylor says:

    soft and lovely imagery…

  5. kez says:

    strange how candle light can reignite memories …beautiful thank you x

  6. Cherlyn says:

    I love the comparison to life/death to a candle, it suits it well. So warm, lively, until it either burns out or is extinguished – makes something that can be so powerful seem so fragile.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Here’s mine for the rally:

  7. ~L says:

    I agree… more than yo could possible know. I felt the connection so deep with this poem…
    very powerful piece!

  8. poetryroad says:

    The thing that strikes me about this poem is the way you have cleverly encompassed the circle of life! Nice job!

  9. An evocative poem that managed to convey considerable depth. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it 🙂

  10. Summer Rain says:

    thought provoking,


  11. Brindle says:

    It’s quite cool…means comparing life and death around a Candle…just awesome…:)

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