27 July: dVerse Quadrille

Great-Great-Grandad’s Candleholder

it sits there on the mantlepiece
rich patina-wrapped,
a bottom-weighted brass candleholder.
the type used on a ship.
gravity always keeps it upright,
not that we make waves in the living room,
but it’s a family heirloom,
and we’re deep-seated
in our nautical gauge.

dVerse Quadrille #156: include the word “wrap”, 44-words sans title. WikiArt Image: Shipwreck, by Ivan Aivazovsky, Original Title: Тонущий корабль, Date: 1854. Public Domain. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

5 responses to “27 July: dVerse Quadrille”

  1. Nice use of the prompt. I enjoyed this piece. A wonderful tribute to something ageless.

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  2. “not that we make waves in the living room” ….loved that
    An interesting heirloom that I’m sure has many stories to tell.

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  3. how many generations of your family have had it, Misky? ❤

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