Particular Moments

More Stars than There are

Tag: patience

The Small Things

“Be faithful in the small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.”
–Saint Teresa.

Sonnet of Lasting Sparks

Let us love again,
And relive each other
This time,
As one matchstick
Gradually kindles another—

Such as yours—

For two simultaneous
Flames burning
Too close as one,

And too often,
Procures a radiance
Too headstrong
To perpetuate
And to prolong—

Why not let us ignite
Much of our
Unconsumed Love,
Starting only from
One end,
From one torch
At a time, and
Delivering each one
To the next, and
Unto the other—

Only sharing Fires
When the darkness
Gets too strong.

Hold our affection
In Savored rations,
And by embracing
The in-between
We cultivate slowly
A unbreakable bond

Then when our flames
Finally ebb
To the Ashes,
Crisp, fine,
And well done,

Will be

A story of Love

That stood
Life long
Against the cruel
Of Time.


In Steady Defiance


“Though much is taken, much abides; and though

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”


—excerpt from Ulysses,

Lord Alfred Tennyson.