another night, another candle

December 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm 7 comments


each awaits a turn

words spoken from long ago

one spark feeds a flame

a graceful glow fills the room

remembering miracles



the glow is getting brighter…



Entry filed under: a moment, beauty, feelings, Hanukkah, life, memories, Personal, poetry, ponderings, tanka, thoughts. Tags: , , , .

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  • 1. ahhsioux  |  December 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    This is nice… although fond and having a huge respect for the orthodox (right?) Jews, I’ve not known intimately in this lifetime one who practices.
    It seems so special of a time.
    Lots of ceremonial reverie.

    • 2. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment. I am not orthodox – more like reformed, if that. I grew up in a mixed house. I love lighting the menorah candles because it reminds me of my mom. she loved lighting the Hanukkah candles and saying the prayers. She could recite them from memory and i could see how wonderful this made her feel.

      • 3. ahhsioux  |  December 19, 2014 at 7:14 pm

        Nice. I understand.

  • 4. labellestudio  |  December 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Happy Hanukkah!

    • 5. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you so very much:)

  • 6. Dom DiFrancesco  |  December 21, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Beautiful and Happy Hanukkah to you and the family. 🙂

    • 7. words4jp  |  December 21, 2014 at 4:11 am

      Thsnk you. I have a few more nights of lights to post. And i have to write the words to go with them. 🙂 i hope i can make it to 8.


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