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A Candle Burns – Yom Hazikaron

A CANDLE BURNS

a candle burns

through the night

and day

as I write

thinking of you …

battlefields

your deaths

a nation

weeping

flowers, fresh in clusters

on your graves

the siren

and the silence

and the stillness …

a candle burns

the flame straight

and strong

as you were

as you want me

to be

About the Author
Sandra Schachter made aliya from Canada in 1968 and lived in Jerusalem for 33 years, where she was a freelance writer and editor, contributing articles and poetry to various publications around the world. She now resides in Montreal.
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