14 December 2008

Candle Climb Upward

This week's Manic Monday prompt is candle. Be sure to visit Mo to see how others interpret the theme.

At one time or another we have all said, "If only I knew then what I know now". Seldom have we said, "I wish I knew now what I knew then". About this time of year, we long for the innocence of childhood when time stretched out before us as "forever" and anticipation made waiting a week intolerable because it was so very far away. In the hurly burly of decorating, shopping, cooking, wrapping, and finally gifting we forget to stop and take time to remember, turn back to when time meandered from day to day rather than racing from year to year.

Take a break and go back to discover that you still really do know how to make a candle unburn and it is never too late to have a happy childhood.

(From "Her First Roman" by Ervin Drake)

Candle climb upward
Tallow Return
Lengthen Burned Wick
Do Me This Trick
Unburn, unburn, unburn

Make me a child again
Just for today
Foolish and Wild again
Just for today
Make me unwise again
Teach me surprise again
See through young eyes again
Just for today

Wisdom desert me
Folly Return
Brain of my Youth
Wrinkled by Truth
unlearn unlearn unlearn

Children who cared for me
Come out and play
Don't hide in Memory
Just for today
Kitten be found again
I'll chase you round again
Free and unbound again
Just for today

Candle climb upward
Tallow Return
Lengthen Burned Wick
Do Me This Trick
Unburn, unburn, unburn


maryt/theteach said...

Really nice, Jamie, really nice! Please come to my blog for a Christmas Spirit Award... :)

Tumblewords: said...

Exquisite thoughts. Absolutely love it!!

carol g said...

Thank you for another insightful Manic Monday. Indeed, lately I have been 'going back' a lot lately. I really miss the unknowledge - aka innocence of my childhood.

luna miranda said...

your candles are beautiful...very festive! nice song, too.

Linda said...

Those are some excellent thoughts, Jamie, and oh so true. I remember as a kid that it seemed like forever between Christmases and now, it seems like we've barely recovered from one before we're looking at another. It's kind of sad in a way but maybe if we all just took the time to stop and enjoy things a little bit, it would make all the difference in the season.

Travis said...

That's why I keep buying toys. I might have to do adult stuff all day, but they can't make me grow up.