Beautiful poem Gautami..liked the lines "I want the dark nights with only me as light"... I wonder whether these feelings go beyond the lamp as well... Nice mag
I like this very much. :-)"if you can't use mewhy don't you break meI would prefer to be buriedin earthy soil, water soothing my fire"Nice Magpie!My Magpie
love your perspective of the lamp,powerful message,well put!
You tell them, Gautami!
The pain of indifference & neglect, the loss of purpose & meaning in life!Well captured.
Hi gautami,your poem is very eye-catching and nice
wow such a strong poem for a lantern, amazing how ur thought process lead u to write this... Cheers!!!
I like that attitude: let me get on with it
indeed inverters and generators did steal the lamp's job but it's always a fun to sit under it. fine penned verses.
When lamps speak, we are all enlightened.
Heh... Martin H!!!!!I love how the lamp is silently watching the wires...remembering the days of wireless :)Rene
Nothing worse than a lamp without a wick. :) This is a great response to the prompt - love it!
You truly have a way with wrods, Gautami. I love the imagery and the emotion that was packed into this.This was really a treat to read. :]
Quite nice, Gautami. Quite nice, indeed.
Brings out the 'rueful'ness quite well:) Mine is still WIP.
Quite a predicament of the Lamp!Simply, Loved it!
To be unwanted and useless is about the worst thing that could happen to a person - and a lamp! Great poem. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Interesting, creative poem. Yet I'm reminded of Milton's line from his poem "On His Blindness," "They also serve who only stand and wait." My favorite line of your poem is "ruing my wickless days." It's a fine unexpected twist on "wicked ways."
Really like this..I too have been known to be the single wick..maybe next time?
Thanks for stopping by. This is excellent. I love that you've told your tale of progress and growing pains through the lamp's viewpoint.
Just loved it.. beautiful..deep insight..Gautami..
RelicPassed by newer, brighter, colder flames.Left as decoration;Reminder of what has been left behind.
Wow Have I felt like that before. Great job with this magpie.
This sounds like a trophy wife.
an adornment now- I sit on the side-table rueing my wick less daysI think this is a good interpretation of old age! LOL :)
Love these lines: I want the dark nightswith only me as a light
I am so glad that you visited my magpie so that I could follow you to yours. Otherwise, I would never have found your beautiful poetry.
Painful, lonely start... to bring the beauty of the night.Lovely magpie.
"get a wick & let me get on with it" Ilike that.Is that a quote, or is it yours?
I absolutely love the way you write. It is such a pleasure to read your words. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender
oh i so feel for the lamp...feeling useless...you stir much in this short verse...excellent magpie!
Lovely. Thank you.
Excellent. I just love the larger metaphor - *I* want the dark nights with only me as light too! :-) Well done!
Beautiful piece! I know, I need to get a wick for this poor lamp! :)