Letting Go






Like floating

White water lilies

Trapped within crystal bowls,

As light glided through a flame

Burning ivory candles

Circles of light

Holy passion





Written for Poetry Jam

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17 Responses to Letting Go

  1. Laurie Kolp says:

    Candles are symbolic in letting go. Love the image of white water lilies in crystal bowls

  2. Brian Miller says:

    nice play on the symbolism of candles….the releasing to god to take care of….

  3. Mary says:

    This reads like a meditation, Alan! Love the ‘circles of light.’

  4. Hope says:

    beautifully expressed. very touching! thank you!

  5. Sumana Roy says:

    i love the image of white water lilies in crystal bowls, ivory candles burning and circles of light…very delicate, touching and spiritual….

  6. I, too, was most struck by the floating white water lilies trapped within crystal bowls……..also love the “together alone”…..loved it!

  7. Gabriella says:

    I like the flow of your poem, how it mirrors the drifting white water lilies. Great use of imagery that made me think of purity.

  8. Rallentanda says:

    Beautiful spiritual images…serenity and peace !

  9. Wayne says:

    Nicely done Alan…thanks for sharing

  10. Kathe W. says:

    gorfeous imagery!

  11. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is just lovely – a very exquisite, delicate quality – almost as though it should be read in reverent whispers.

  12. Poet Laundry says:

    white water lilies in crystal bowls and burning ivory candles make for beautiful imagery in this alan.

  13. feels sacred, as though whispered. love the shape.

  14. Donna Smith says:

    Love the flame shape.

  15. Sara v says:

    Beautifully penned! Wonderful images and such a peaceful tone. Lovely:-)

  16. Lovely words and visual poetry too! Enjoyed this much, Alan.

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