Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Eternally Absent



see,
the trees
stand exposed in the 
dusk of our hour

beckoning me 
to see beyond
the ache of an absence
yet to come

always
pillars of strength
they call out to me

their branches
dancing in harmony


was it only
yesterday that your laughter
echoed in the hallways
of my heart
as you placed 
your hand in mine

innocently pulling me 
towards a future

not to be


i must

release you

return you to that place
from where you once came

where the sky
is a fireball of foreverness 

eternally
absent from my world
but alive in another
you will rise

 in the sun and the moon and the stars

dancing in harmony
with my forest of trees

~ ~ ~ 


37 comments:

Brian Miller said...

there is a heaviness to this one...a loss...the letting go...i often visit the trees to release what i need...this one though is heavy

Sylvia K said...

I, too, feel a real heaviness in this one and a sense of loss and letting go -- Brian has said it well and they were my first thoughts as well! My thoughts are with you, Reena. Take care.

missing moments said...

Brian & Sylvia, I know there is a heaviness to this post as there must be in the hearts of the town of Sandy Hook. It is where my thoughts have recently wandered.

Kerri said...

Much emotion in words and images

Evelyn S. said...

I'm hopeful that you are not writing of a very personal loss....if not, it is a touching, beautiful tribute to the innocents of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Barb Brookbank said...

Very moving. My heart is heavy too. I hope you have a peaceful holiday.

Mark said...

Like Evelyn said, I hope this is a response to Sandy Hook, and not something more personal.
Really beautiful words.

Kathryn said...

Emotional and powerful post.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful tribute and post. It has been a very sad time!

Sandra said...

beautiful and timely post, thank you

Dianne said...

you have a beautiful heart and soul
the trees know a lot about loss as do too many in Newtown
hugs dear lady

Linda R said...

WOW! I just love this. Your poem is beautiful and so are your photos. Wishing you a happy day!

Linda R said...

WOW! I just love this. Your poem is beautiful and so are your photos. Wishing you a happy day!

Daryl E said...

beautiful ...

gina said...

Such a moving post -- we all feel this terrible loss.
Your words and images express it so well.

Country Girl said...

Incredibly lovely. Both the words and the images - so perfect together.

zooperson said...

You are gifted, and we are the better for it. Your poems and photos always seem to have perfect pitch, even when there is a heavy heart.

Out on the prairie said...

Heavenly!

Barbara said...

Perfect.

Michaele said...

What a wonderful way to unload some of your thoughts. I love the yellow in the photos also.

GailO said...

How beautiful your words are Reena...Like you I often turn to nature for restoration when the worlds events are beyond enduring...

Laura said...

Beautiful words and beautiful photos.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful words! Gorgeous photos! All so very sad!

ladyfi said...

Beautiful words of loss and strength. Gorgeous photos too.

bailey-road.com said...

Poignant, poetic tribute!

Hilary said...

This speaks so beautifully of those little lost darlings. And the photos are just lovely.

Marcie said...

Poignant and beautiful - especially in light of recent tragedy and unspeakable loss.

Betty Manousos said...

very moving! and i second hilary's comment.
your photos are just beautiful.

xx

Lisa Gordon said...

Such beautiful words, Reena, and equally beautiful photographs to go with them.

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on your potw! well-deserved.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Congratulations on your POTW. Came to read and glad I have. Very powerful, very heart felt, beautiful. Oma Linda

Slamdunk said...

It is a post like this that help others in learning to grieve. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your Post of the Week.

Hilary said...

Beautiful, Reena.

Wendy said...

Poignant. Sad. This is how your words and pics make me feel.
Grieving for the souls of Sandy Hook.

Congrats on your POTW award.
Your photography is magical.

Michael Manning said...

There is tremendous Grace here in how many hearts were touched by your words, including mine.

photowannabe said...

Tender and beautifully sad.

Tabor said...

When I read this the first time around I thought I had commented with some ooos and Ahhhs on the photos and some thanks on the words. But obviously I had not. Congrats on your POTW.