By Bethany Rohde

“…in India, candle wax was made by boiling the fruit of the cinnamon tree.”
— National Candle Association  

How long must you simmer
the purple-black fruit
of the Ceylon cinnamon tree—

before it yields      handheld light?


This poem was shared through Tweetspeak Poetry’s Every Day Poems. 


Bethany Rohde enjoys writing rough drafts on crisp, college-ruled paper outdoors by her lavender hedge. Some of her final drafts have found a home at Tweetspeak Poetry’s Every Day Poems, Makes You Mom, and Mothers Always Write. You can find Bethany on her blog here.

Photo by Bethany Rohde


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