Welcome to my blog! This is a first time adventure for me. So far I’m still struggling with the set-up process, so the way the blog appears on the screen is quite plain, but perhaps I’ll spruce it up when I figure out how.
My main objective for this blog is to share with you the poetry that I love and love to write. So, to start out, I’m going to post a poem that I wrote recently. My friends and family know that my sister died recently, and this is about my grief and what the two of us shared together.
LOSS March 2016
my sister dear, you’ve gone ahead of me
into that figurative, peaceful family plot
where all must go to find their rest at last.
I have so much to remember—
when together we stood at the graves
of our grandparents and the house
where our father grew up,
staring in awe at family roots, and
feeling the ancient pull of connection.
And when we buried our mother’s ashes
near the place where she was young
we felt again the pull of families past and gone.
And the special times, too, when we were free
to be just sisters, feeling the gift of connection,
of belonging, that shared past.
And now you have gone away,
leaving those who loved you
in faith that we shall meet again
somewhere in a land of love and peace.
Please come back to visit me again here on this site. I welcome your comments.