Candles Quotes

It was a lovely autumn afternoon. Marcia went hiking and saw jagged cliffs, rolling tundra and some scarecrows on her way. The countryside is ablaze with colour in autumn. It made her forget her misery, of how John after 15 years of marriage, has ditched her in favour of that 26 year old glamour model. She could imagine them in their typical perversity involving a padlock and a whip somewhere. “Stop torturing yourself,” she reprimanded herself. She always knew that John has an affinity to new adventures. It could also be that this was just an example of him going through his midlife crisis. Anyway, it was all over for them and they are now living parallel lives. “Let him carry on with his life and I’ll concentrate on mine,” she persuaded herself. By now, the light had faded and dusk was advancing. She was getting hungry. As she went back to her car, she was planning her meal for tonight – lasagne and apple strudel with currants and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. And then she would have a nice long bath, complete with scented candles and soft music. She was looking forward to that.

We shouldn’t depend on comfort
Biggest barrier to happiness
Your smile and kiss such a bonus

When I’ve exert all my effort
Might be tough but there’s a promise
Going through the storms and there’s us

Some rocks and stones thrown to us hurt
Answer the doorbell, give them bread
From difficulties never fled

Candles on the porch reassert
Braid in my hair, sleep in the eaves
Grateful for blessings we receive

With wrapper and red bow I flirt
Sometimes love is unrequited
Move on even when I’m blighted*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Constanza

‘Tis the season to be fun and jolly
Christmas market with mulled wine
Christmas tree all decorated & lit
Mistletoe hanging, candles burning
Beautifully wrapped presents waiting
Mince and lemon pies, nuts and dates
Everyone tries to get along
No bickering, no quarreling
Just spreading love and peace
Thinking about the past year
Looking forward to the New Year

remembering you
candle light is flickering
just like a heartbeat

We light the candles in darkness
And with snowfall as a bonus
Rice porridge and cinnamon loaves
House full of oranges with cloves

Under the Christmas tree are gifts
Spirit of family to lift
No stress in cooking on stove
House full of oranges with cloves

We’re glistering in excitement
Chestnuts on fire and roast pheasant
All the trimmings and Christmas troves
House full of oranges with cloves

We light the candles in darkness
House full of oranges with cloves**

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

** Kyrielle Sonnet



  1. What a lovely post, Lady Lee. Your candles are so inviting, and I love your story even though poor Marcia got ditched. She still has candles, hot baths, and chocolate. Who needs a cheating man? Your Kryielle is beautiful and that is one of my favorite songs. I used to sing that one as a solo and as a duet in church.

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      1. Thanks for the kind words, Lady Lee. Since I’ve had my bought with pneumonia and pulmonary embolisms, what little voice I had as I aged, went down to about a 2 note scratchy range. It’s back up as I am getting better to maybe 7 notes. LOL, but not beautiful ones, and no air or volume under them. I still love singing, but only at home, church (where everyone else drowns me out) or in the car. 🙂 Sing it for me! 🙂

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