All candles are blessed and lit,
Showered with hope and joy,
To embark on this glorious day,
The presentation of this amazing baby boy.

Each candle burning bright,
Lighting up the Temple,
Filling up each heart with love,
As we remember Christ so calm and gentle.

Two graceful doves motionless,
Ready for the hands of the Lord.
Buyers, sellers, townsfolk,
Come bustling through the doors.

Simeon was old and wise,
And waiting to meet the Messiah,
Although people did argue over his beliefs,
They stood with their glowing fire.

So,take your burning candle,
And look in contemplation,
Remember Candlemas,
For it is a wonderful celebration.

Imogen