Patrick Kavanagh

Epitaph for a Candle-light

Here was a flame lovely - 
A blue and white
Wavering spire of love.
This candle-light
Had known the mystery of
A dream's first flight.

This was a candle-light
In a poet's room - 
A star of faith beneath
The cloak of Doom.
O singing children remember
And turn to Whom
All Light is dedicate.
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