In the dark, cold and dreary
A hope flickered dimly
Gently burning,steadily beaming
A warm glow coursed through..
The shadows against the wall
Flitted in mute harmony
Ebbing away, yet shone brighter
Casting a spell in mesmerising halo
Flickering gently a child grew
Burning steadily youth blossomed
Ebbing brightly the ancient sage
An imprint indelible of life lived.