Thursday, September 1, 2011

rememorari



the flame remembers
what the heart has forgotten —
light conquers darkness.


(linking to recuerda mi corazon for haiku my heart)

29 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Leslie, so beautifully said, and so true.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ostriches Look Funny said...

wow. this is so amazing.

Can do mom said...

So fitting with my blog post today.

Love the quote and, as always, your beautiful photography. :)

Blessings to you!

ayala said...

I love this, Leslie!

S. Etole said...

so glad to see you here again ... with that spark still going.

Beth said...

It's good for us that the flame does remember and that light DOES conquer darkness.
Beautiful haiku, les.

Tracy said...

light conquers darkness... This is sooo LOVELY, Leslie! I often think of light as love made visible. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Noelle Renee said...

This is beautiful Leslie. For a moment I was fearful that you had lost someone, but I see that you are reflecting on the light which we all must do. But those candles would not look half as lovely were they not sitting in shadow would they? I keep thinking there must be some place in between the light and the darkness that some of us sit for a while, feeling unnoticed and unloved. But we must remember that the Flame lies within as well. I have a poem for you. It is not about fire but I like it and I hope it makes your day lovely.

http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Whats_Left.html. I will send it to your box too.

xoxox,
Noelle

Nancy said...

Leslie! So happy to see your post pop up on my sidebar--I've missed you. Such a lovely, sparse piece. Someone as wordy as I am has such respect for the magic you make with few words. Blessings, friend!

somepinkflowers said...

oh my...



so
well
expressed!

Dawn Elliott said...

I've always been totally drawn to candles and firelight . I love your line about light conquering darkness...so true, so beautiful!

rebecca said...

dear one,

it really is always about the light!
i see your pure heart so often reaching out beyond your own darkness in love and support, lighting the hearts of those around you.
today, for me, you are the light of grace.

xoxoxoxoox

becky said...

What a gorgeous haiku, Leslie...I've been trying to write a haiku but I'm not natural at it...

Dianne said...

So beautiful and so true... thank you...

Snap said...

Leslie, just beautiful and so true ... the flame continues to burn.

LauraX said...

Les, I love this...so much in expressed in so few words...beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautifully said. Have a good weekend.

Annie said...

A profound reason for candle-lighting in churches. The light keeps the darkness of forgetfullness at bay.

Loree said...

Light does indeed conquer darkness. Beautiful thoughts dear Leslie.

Kim Mailhot said...

WHat a beautiful light you have shone here.
Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful long weekend !

Cynthia Eloise said...

so very true. hugs.

Ruth said...

beautiful picture and words Leslie. Have lit a couple of candles in some beautiful cathedrals this summer and have felt these words.v

Peace,
Ruth

Margaret Pangert said...

So moving, Leslie~ from the title "memory of our losses" echoed by the candlelight which "remembers" and "pushes back the losses." Soon it will be Samhain/Halloween, and we will make a fire in the firepit. Half in celebration, half in memory...

Nanka said...

Exquisite and true!!
"light conquers darkness."
Very well done, the combination of words and picture!!

Jodi said...

Wow, Leslie, this is perfect all around.

Tiago Braga said...

very beauty

Marit said...

Wise words, disguised in a haiku. They came right to my soul. Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Hallelujah! for the light

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

mhmmmm.
it does, the light.
image 1 is mysterious...
n♥