Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ILLUMINANTS, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON

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First Line: I love bright things like candlelights
Last Line: A single shining head.
Subject(s): Happiness; Hearts; Love; Romance; Joy; Delight

I LOVE bright things like candlelights
Upon a window ledge,
And beds of scarlet tulips
Aflame beneath a hedge,
A gypsy campfire glowing,
The yellow harvest moon,
And fireflies in a dusky gloam
When night has come too soon,
A maple tree that's all ablaze,
Ships' lanterns far at sea,
A burning star that leaves the sky
A trail of fire for me.

But if all these were offered me,
I know I'd choose instead—
To light my heart through darksome days—
A single shining head.

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