Lightly Child, Lightly.


When you were small, your cupped palms

each held a candlesworth under the skin,

enough light to begin…

~ Carol Ann Duffy, from The Light Gatherer in “Collected Poems



  • Photo Credit.  Poem: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. and that is some mighty powerful light

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  2. I can see the glow. Just enough to start the day.
    Thank you.

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  3. And how it glowed…

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  4. Sweet

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Cupping our hands when we were young? … I think we still do it now! At least I do!!

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  6. Oh, boy. One of those zingers you post so often! Thanks. And now I have another book to look for.

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  7. It’s still there. We have just forgotten to imagine and connect. ✨

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  8. such beauty, simplicity, so touching…. (sorry for late submission; had no internet for the day)

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  9. Carol Ann Duffy, I recognized her name from another poem you shared in the past. Is she also one of your followers? /// candlesworth’s and the cupped hands image makes me think of three little sisters warming their hands in the morning over the light and warmth of a candles flame, there faces a glow…

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  10. Markus J. says:

    Wow. Good call

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  11. hell yeah

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