In the Candlelight


The porcelain tiles,

reflect the light

from the candles lit up.

The fragrance of

Lavender and Rose

hang in the air.

The Rose petals scattered,

float in the ceramic tub

in Crimson glory.

A scene so romantic,

yet so horrific,

As Dona Amelia

lays cold,

under the scented petals,

and tinted aqua,

dispelled into the gloom,

by the man she loved.



  • Author: JudyStella (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 24th, 2022 09:34
  • Comment from author about the poem: Candle light can symbolize both beauty and horror..
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Rocky Lagou

    This is superb, I definitely felt the "good" and the "bad" that candles can symbolize shining through here.

    • JudyStella

      Thankyou so much Rocky! I am glad you like it!

    • Distant View

      From a seemingly romantic mood to one of horror, in one fell swoop! Poor Dona Amelia! A crime of passion it would seem. And the candles burn serenely on. Well penned, dear poet!

      • JudyStella

        Thankyou so much! I really appreciate it!

      • orchidee

        Good write Judy.

        • JudyStella

          Thankyou so much for your kind comment!

        • Aradhya

          From passion to crime, you beautifully take us to the scene with your imagery. Indeed candlelight can either be taken with romance or horror, a matter of perspective. Just like everything else in the world, there's evil just like the good. You bring us a very important message, though mostly forgotten, dear Judy. Great job!

          • JudyStella

            Thankyou so much for your lovely comment dear Aradhya! I really appreciate it

          • spilleronsheet

            A beautiful imagery you wove through
            Striking the reader from romance to thriller
            Very enjoyable dear poetessโ€ฆ.

            • JudyStella

              I am glad you enjoyed it! I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜Š

            • Bella Shepard

              Your poem has such a wonderful gothic quality to it. I can envision castles, dark corridors, scenes illuminated eerily by candlelight, passion, the works. Great from the beautiful setting of the beginning to the horror of the end.

              • JudyStella

                Thankyou so much ๐Ÿ˜Š I really appreciate it!

              • tallisman

                Hi JudyStella, this is really good, from romance to the macabre in such a short distance! Poor Donna Amelia, not the evening she planned! Well written and well put.

                • JudyStella

                  Thankyou so much๐Ÿ˜Š I am glad you like it!

                • Rozina

                  Scenes coming real as I read your poem. So good.

                  • JudyStella

                    Thankyou so much Rozina ๐Ÿ˜Š I really appreciate it!

                  • nicolibellamont

                    That's really good.

                    • JudyStella

                      Thankyou so much ๐Ÿฅฐ

                    • morange

                      This gave me goosebumps! I loved using "crimson" to describe the flowers, struck me as a type of foreshadowing since I usually hear that word used when talking about blood. Loved this whole poem!

                    • JudyStella

                      Thankyou so much๐Ÿ˜Š I am glad you noticed it!

                    • sadkw33n

                      Wow! You've done it again! Your poems are always so well written. How the romantic scenery turned into a crime scene was amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰...i really liked reading it.

                      • JudyStella

                        Thankyou so much! I am glad you like it๐Ÿ˜Š

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