Cheese and candle…

some white cheese
on a black blanket,
waits for hungry souls
to eat, get refreshed
after a tiring journey.
but the time is ripe;
if it is not eaten soon,
it will slowly melt.
for in the tides of time,
a sky candle will be lit
and it shall tell us:
the time has now come,
to start all over again.

NaPoWriMo was first held in 2003. It is an annual project where participating poets write a poem each day of April.

The prompt at NaPoWriMo asks to write a poem with a Kenning in it. A Kenning replaces a word with a metaphorical phrase, like sun is taken as “sky candle”, ocean as “whale road” etc. They were initially developed in Nordic sagas.

(13th April 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

8 thoughts on “Cheese and candle…”

  1. This was so beautiful.. loved it. Kenning, I did not know about it, thanks for putting this up πŸ™‚

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