Tag Archives: death

Gifts

Thank you my love Thank you for your gifts Thank you for 21 years of marriage Thank you for the tender safe haven of your womb That carried forth our two boys Thank you for the gift of family Thank … Continue reading

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Stillness

In the early morning When the only sounds Were the awakening birds The distant footering of careful nursing The breathing of the ventilator I sat with you I held you I stroked you Stunned Perceiving for you Witnessing On your … Continue reading

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The Infinite Wild Ever

In this place of rest There is a gentle peace Of very still repose That goes on and on Embraced by clay And covered in bark Witnessed by birds And hares And frogs And growing trees And Scottish sun That … Continue reading

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Three Hares

When nature watches We are truly seen As by three hares Chasing each other Through unmarked graves Coming to a stop To look At two figures Standing like trees Perhaps so rooted In naked grief That hares had to look … Continue reading

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Stones

This stone On top of that stone On top of this stone On top of that stone Until reality is rebuilt When the edifice collapses Which stones are the ones To carry the load? To put at the root To … Continue reading

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The Wind Is Blowing

The wind is blowing Through the trees The wind is blowing, oh! The wind is blowing As you leave Do you really have to go? You gave me your hand Love was bold You gave me your hand, oh! You … Continue reading

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Greetings from Devon

I discovered the last postcard My brother ever sent He sent it to my mother She kept it faithfully Beside her birth certificate And her marriage certificate Where it waited to be found 34 years later 4 years after she … Continue reading

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