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?
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