Advent Candle

Sunday, 27 November 2011



Advent Candle

Commander of wax
Waiting alone
Running from darkness
Chameleon of light
Brightest star
Flame dancer
Most beautiful
Flowing like a wave
The most powerful energy

by Alexander Coulson, written in 1999 aged 8 (not my son)



We have lit our candle for the first Sunday in Advent


We have also opened the first window of our Advent calendar.
We are waiting.......

10 comments:

  1. Ooooh. I'd forgotten about your lovely calendar- I wish I'd remembered before I made mine. I think the gnomes are my favourite bit. The gnomes and the trees. Is it good manners to say Happy Advent? If it is, Happy Advent. Ax

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  2. Nice blog!
    congratulations
    hugs from Chile
    c@
    :)

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  3. That really is a fantastic poem. I'm not a frequent visitor to your blog so I assume the poet is your son? We've just eaten a meal lit by our first Advent candle. I came over to you from Vintage Vicki, who's taking part in the Pause in Advent, and when I saw you had an Advent post too I had to visit! Have a wonderful month.

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  4. Floss, Alexander is not my son. My sons are insensitive louts! I found the poem in a book called 'Christmas Please -One Hundred Poems for the Festive Season. I must go and visit Vintage Vicki and see what she's up to.

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  5. Our Advent candle (+ calender) starts on the first of December but a candle was lit in church this morning and we sang one of my favourite hymns, O Come O Come Emanuel.

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  6. Loved your post from last year; thanks so much for the link. I agree with you in every single way. And now I am cranky because I have that book and could have made an Advent calendar instead of ordering one from faraway Wynstones Press.

    Here's to keeping it quiet and contemplative for as long as possible.

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  7. Pati from London10:33 am GMT

    Love candlelight, it completely transforms the ambiance of a room, doesn't it? I bought a nice advent calendar earlier on this year and your post reminds me that I have to start preparing the little bits and bobs I have to put inside each pocket for my kids! Ahhhhggg! Too much to do and not enough time to do everything. I was looking forward to my quiet time this morning to catch up on my favourite blogs and have a cuppa. I love your posts! Have a cozy day! Pati x

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  8. I just skipped back to your post from last year, which I really enjoyed. I usually make a cake on the last sunday of November - no real reason except that it is easy to remember - but I've failed this year because of a ridiculous challenge I set myself, but for every other aspect of Christmas I hold fire until the 1st of December. I do allow myself a few Christmas lists though!

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  9. I've just had a much needed giggle at your comment, Sue. I, too, assumed the poet was your son and felt very envious at you having such a sensitive, literary lad. I must admit to being relieved that he is not your son. Here's to lovely, "insensitive louts" everywhere!

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  10. Lovely to see your calendar again this year.

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