Door Harp

candle

Door Harp

tear-shaped or is
it the inviolable
form of the

candle’s flame ever
changing but constant
in its own

presence that being
momentary or fixed
as a loved

one’s death I
listen and hear
only three notes

each one solitary
and aloof yet
of one purpose

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Yet another piece from the eighties. It first appeared here in November 2015.

12 thoughts on “Door Harp

  1. In spite of the poem’s somber tone, this makes me wish for a door harp! Curious … is the harp that inspired this poem is still with you …? The one pictured?
    “candle’s flame ever / changing but constant” – imagery in motion!

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  2. There’s a tone to this, although somber, it’s welcoming too:

    “fixed
    as a loved

    one’s death I
    listen and hear
    only three notes

    each one solitary
    and aloof yet
    of one purpose”

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