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Wiry vaporous spectres
Dance about the naked blaze
Their lithesome frames
Gyrating, Sensuous, Mesmerising
Engaged in haphazard flight.
Piercing the sinister shadow
They make their valiant attempts
To strike at the dark nothingness
That lies beyond the lonesome light.
Ever- patient it awaits
That inevitable moment
The hapless flame
Delivers its final flicker.
And eventually, spent,
The extinguished light of love,
And its silent wraiths,
Are laid to rest within
The gloomy bowels of the night.
I’d like to thank the Electricity Company of Ghana for the inspiration for this piece. The past four nights spent in darkness have afforded me the opportunity to play, as I did as a child, with candles. Happy New Year’s people. May 2011 bring out the best in us. God Bless.