A to Z Challenge ~ “R” revision ··Ϩ· my candle burns at both ends ·Ϩ··

Wheat Field with Rising Sun by Vincent van Gogh 1889

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 from sun rise
’til mid
night

i try
i try

to
feel
whole
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running
· running
· · running
· · · ·

toward?

away?
·

in

c

· · i

r

· · c

· · l

e

s · ·

?

· · ·

running
· running
· · running
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my candle
may
burn

at
both
ends

even

all

the

way   d

 o

  w

  n

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· · ·

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running
· running
· · running
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but
is
there
really

any
other
choice
?
·

 how  else

will this
hole

made
from
lost  loves
and
too many
mistakes

ever

oh
ever

be
filled?

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Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

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First Fig

Edna St. Vincent Millay

1916

My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-

It gives a lovely light!

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this video is the song as background to a slide show of  Vincent van Gogh’s art
“Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”   Don McLean

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{ this is a revision of  an earlier poem ‘my candle burns’  but there is very little of  the original poem remaining…  thankfully! }

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this is my submission to  ~

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The Thursday Think Tank #93     at     Poets United
prompt:   base a poem on a quote

thank you, Ella!

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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10 Comments

Filed under A to Z April Challenge 2012, art, NaBloPoMo, National Poetry Month, poetry, Poets United, Post-A-Day2012

10 responses to “A to Z Challenge ~ “R” revision ··Ϩ· my candle burns at both ends ·Ϩ··

  1. I can’t believe you posted this poem today. We’ve just come back from a short break in Arles and visited the places that inspired Van Gogh. Thank you. The video and song brought a tear to my eye. Such a sad story!

  2. Everything about this post is a candle for the soul.

  3. I loved you words and tribute to this quote! Really wonderful and I so love this song~ Together this was so sensual and touching~ Bravo!

  4. I love Van Gogh, starry starry night and your words. great post Dani!

  5. i’m sure that Van Gogh’s mind ran in circles, he must have had some

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