Doubled the flames of sevenbranched candelabra
I waded through this labyrinth of subordinate clauses for you, and the thing that doubles the flames of the menorah is the glass that is held up by the Cupidon standards. The menorah is symbolic for universal enlightenment and also a decorative item in the Temple of Jerusalem.
The glass either magnifies the flame by the order of two or reflects it. I think it’s reflecting, like every other darn thing in this room.
Of course, flames are symbolic of passion, so something here is doubling the passion.
There’s talk that this might refer The Book of Revelation I (from the New Testament) where John talks about the seven churches (seven faiths) in the Roman province of Asia.
Also, I would’ve hoped this was the seventh line of the stanza, but alas. It is the sixth. Is this poem making me paranoid?
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