··Ϩ· my candle burns at both ends ·Ϩ·· + #giveaway

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
· · · ·

my candle
may
burn

at
both
ends

even

all

the

way   d

 o

  w

  n

· · ·

· · ·

· · ·

running
· running
· · running
· · · ·

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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originally posted  20 April 2012

{ 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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artwork is in the public domain ~  

“Wheat Field with Rising Sun”   by Vincent van Gogh  1889
“Starry Night”  by Vincent van Gogh

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this is my submission to  ~

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Poetry Pantry #248     at     Poets United
submit a new or old poem

thank you,  Mary!

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thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “··Ϩ· my candle burns at both ends ·Ϩ·· + #giveaway

  1. Omg. We both posted “Starry Night” today. I swear, I had no idea you had done so, too. We are linked, SP!

  2. beautiful…both words and layout…

  3. I like your visual presentation here, Dani. I am sure that there must be a deep hole somewhere for everyone’s lost loves and past mistakes!

  4. Starry Night fits perfectly with this cycle of doubt

  5. A real treat – your lovely visual poem and Van Gogh. Thank you.

  6. I really enjoyed this verse and how you lead us with the visuals of the words…so clever.

  7. this running and running can burn down the candle way too quickly for sure… sometimes we run to forget – sometimes we run just because life is stressful… think we all need to learn to sit and relax again more… i love starry night – have seen the original in paris – it is breathtaking… i wanted to walk right into the landscape

  8. Alas sometimes we have to run.. maybe it feels like we are doing something.. but just circles.. a harrowing feeling.. Maybe drowning in that image of stars would help ..

  9. ZQ

    I do like your style and how you use it…

  10. totomai

    enjoyed this one. the hole will be slowly filled once again, just try to open it up to people you meet

  11. The idea of burning out really sat with me after this busy weekend.

  12. Gorgeous, both in word and in form.

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