Friday Poem: Candle Song

candlelightThe flame dances frantically
Then grows still
I don’t know why
When the flame flickers
The shadows shudder
And quiver over the ceiling
And the walls

And I know everything
And still know nothing
Questions too big to unfold
Too complicated
Have simple answers
As though a huge exotic bouquet
Was answered by a daisy

And so it is
The meaning of the bouquet
Is a daisy
The meaning of the candle
Is its light
The meaning of my infinite
Measureless boundless unquantifiable
Unproven soul
Is simply love
And that is everything

There is a mountain
I have climbed within me
And on the summit
Burns a candle bright
Unwavering light
That shines in me.Apple girl and blossom