Lightening the mood

In response to those who have requested Lighter threads, I thought I might share this. It is the first non MS related poem I’ve written for a very long time.


At play in a candle’s light
Split into a thousand shafts
Each one has a thousand more
I travel all in a blink of an eye

Everywhere soft colours spread
I could just swim in their glow
Or let them flow and touch me
Immersing me inside of their warmth

Watching living shadows dance
A once performance ballet
Premiered just for me alone
In my very private theatre

Ever changing phantom shapes
From a magic simply flame
So capricious is its form
To bring echoed reflections in my mind


just beautiful steve

thank you

carole x

Thank you Steve

Appreciate you sharing this.

Here is a little bit from ‘Immortality’ by Rudy Francisco…

I wanna write love poems so sweet that the ink on the paper attracts honeybees.

Great stuff Steve,

In order to continue with the mood lightning I will share one of my favourite poems from the masterful Wendy Cope (I reckon AD might like this one)

The Uncertainty of the Poet

I am a poet.
I am very fond of bananas.

I am bananas.
I am very fond of a poet.

I am a poet of bananas.
I am very fond.

A fond poet of ‘I am, I am’-
Very bananas.

Fond of ‘Am I bananas?
Am I?’ - a very poet.

Bananas of a poet!
Am I fond? Am I very?

Poet bananas! I am.
I am fond of a ‘very.’

I am of very fond bananas.
Am I a poet?

Wendy Cope

Sorry if this is too surreal or frivolous


I love this, thanks Mick, and of cause Wendy.