We Try Such Silly Things (Lira)

by Ben Pickard   May 16, 2019

In betwixt the candle shine,
There lies a sad place between light and nowhere.
Roses flourish by design -
Flames and flowers make life fair,
But flames don't, and flowers don't, between them care.


Ben Pickard 2019

*Lira - a Spanish poem with, typically, a 7, 11, 7, 7, 11 syllable
count and an ABABB rhyme scheme.


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  • 1 month ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    You are full of surprises and you imagination has no limits. I love it. All the very best Ben

  • 2 months ago

    by The Poet Behind The Poems

    Dude this was enchanting... the fact you used roses and candlelight made this so Spanish along with the form I have to admit I've seen them bit I believe I've never wrote one ... this just shows your artistic talent and imagination to think of things outside the box .. lovely piece

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Lovely comment, Tony. Thank you.

  • 2 months ago


    Hey Ben, very Artistic, and, Masterful! As I read, these thoughts entered my head: I see the mysteries of God, the infinite gap between light, and, darkness, as written;
    There lies a sad place between light and nowhere, great line. Roses by design, this requires a "Designer!". Though flames don't, and flowers don't, between them care, yes, the whole Creation declares the Glory of God, but, care arrived in Him becoming one of us! Great piece, added to my favorites!

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Interesting thoughts, Ken. Many thanks and all the best.

  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this as always you have a wonderful imagination that takes the reader into previously unimagined realms. Much love Milly x

  • 2 months ago

    by S.T.A.R.

    I dont know what this form is, but it is so interesting I want to try it!!
    “a sad place between light and nowhere.”
    My favorite part is this, it sets my mind to dark places.
    I love this!

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      It was fun to try, but the uneven number syllable count isn't easy for a man who dreams in iambic pentameter!

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