Candle

Candle

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. 

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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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