Shawn L. Bird

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poem- light December 6, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:50 pm
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Candles glisten, blue and white

In the windows

and on graves across the land.

Memories of independence:

A declaration, an idea, a nation.

Quiet thankfulness and pride,

a flickering pinprick of light.

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Itsenäisyyspäivä Suomenmaa.

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poem- candle December 12, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:32 pm
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In Finland,

a single candle in the window

is the Christmas light.

In graveyards,

candles illuminate gravestones

through the dark winter days:

a haunting reminder

of life lights extinguished,

better than buried plastic flowers

in the moonlit snow.

Light dances like a living soul

in windows and on graves.

Single points of light,

simple festivity,

Christmas celebration

far away.

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Missing my Finnish host families and friends tonight, but remembering them with a candle in my window.

 

 
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