English: Cucullia absinthii

English: Cucullia absinthii (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A flame

A flame (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maybe one day
We will meet
In another time, another life
Be not friend, nor even lover
Be not husband nor wife

Maybe co-workers
In a company
Or fellow followers of the cloth
I wouldn’t need to be
This awful flame
You wouldn’t need to be the moth

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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19 Responses to Moth

  1. Those last three lines create SUCH a powerful image, wow! A beautiful, insightful poem.

  2. Beautiful! Very, very nice, I just love it! 🙂

  3. Again, straight to my heart. I love your words.

  4. Kira says:

    profound! The last 3 lines struck a chord with me. What I love about your poetry is that you make the reader feel understood…like you “get” us!

  5. Brilliant Helen… this is so awesome 😉 huggs

  6. Jack Flacco says:

    Well, how can I commend you on this one? The symbolism truly rocks. Being a flame would draw the moth, but at the same time, if it gets too close, hasta la vista to the moth. What else can I say? Perfect.

  7. Ray says:

    Another great poem… Wow. The last 3 lines are wonderfully symbolic.

  8. Glynis says:

    This was simply beauiful…

  9. Rachel Izabella says:

    I love it! The beauty plus concision reminds me of Emily Dickinson.

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