Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Quietly reflecting


quietly reflecting
i listen to the rhythmic crash of waves
on the rocks below my
bungalow

here
on the other side
of the world

a day beginning
a day ending

a child's voice echoes off
the lush forested hillsides
as i watch a songbird
alight upon
the red tiled rooftop
below

her song
loud and urgent
a melody of purpose

yet

her presence
is fleeting.

as evening shadows
embrace me
i pause
inhaling memories
of transitory moments that
ride upon the wing
of the songbird
as she takes flight

into the night

no longer earthly bound
she soars

here
on the other side
of the world

a day beginning
a day ending

       ~ ~ ~




For Eve, my beautiful and loving sister-in-law, who lost her battle with cancer last week.  Although her presence is no longer earthly, her spirit still sings in the minds and hearts of all humans and creatures that had the privilege of her love.

I will be a bit quiet for a while.

30 comments:

Kerri Farley said...

So very sorry for your loss my friend.
Thinking of you and sending ((HUGS))

biebkriebels said...

My condolances, so sad to loose somebody so close. Take your time.

Brian Miller said...

i am sorry for your loss....cancer sucks...i am glad though that in your verse at least there is peace...perhaps for her in the after.....love the song of the bird...smiles.

She Who Carries Camera said...

Just lovely...sending hugs across the oceans.

Low Tide High Style said...

So very sorry for your loss.

Kat

S. Etole said...

The heart needs time to heal. Such a beautiful expression in your words and image. May the Lord bring you comfort.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Reena, I'm so sorry for your loss. The poem is a lovely tribute.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice thoughts. Sorry to hear your lose of family.

Sylvia K said...

I am so sorry to learn of your family loss, Reena. My thoughts are with you. This is a beautiful tribute.

Sylvia

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

All I was going to say here was "Wow!" regarding the photo. I overlooked the end and it wasn't until I saw what others were commenting did I see what I missed. My thoughts are with you and yours.

beth said...

i'm so sorry for your family's loss.....what a beautiful tribute to her!!!

Carolyn Watson-Dubisch said...

Beautiful. So sorry for your loss.

Daryl said...

oh my dear friend i am so very sorry for your loss ...

jennyfreckles said...

My thoughts are with you and with her family. This is a lovely tribute.

Lisa Gordon said...

I am truly so sorry, Reena.
My thoughts are with you.

Madge Bloom said...

i am so sorry for your loss... cancer is such a horrible disease... i hope your good memories help comfort you during these days...

Sanibel Gal said...

I have been reading your blog quietly for awhile and just wanted to say, "I am so sorry for your loss". May you find some peace in the coming weeks, and be kind to yourself.

Rose L said...

Loss is difficult for those of us left behind. I lost my husband Nov. 10, 2012 and my lovely 36 yr old niece Aug 16 2013. My husband and I had been married 36 years and he was only 56. Your poem and photo are a lovely tribute to your sister. God bless and hold you.

ds said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Reena. Your tribute is beautiful.

Connie Smiley said...

Your photo is exquisite, and your words a beautiful tribute to your sister-in-law.

bobbybegood1 said...

I'm sorry for your loss. What a precious dedication. I too, will be quiet, now.

CherryPie said...

Simply beautiful. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts are with you.

bailey-road.com said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Take time to let your heart heal.

Marilyn said...

Reena, so sorry to hear about your loss. Your poem is so beautiful as is the photo. I know she must love them!!

ladyfi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a gorgeous shot and tribute.

Dodie said...

Beautiful tribute.

Hilary said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry for your sad loss. Your poetic tribute to Eve is beautiful.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Im so sorry for your loss. Such Beautiful words.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful tribute Reena, you did Eve proud. Life is a wee bit hard to understand at times, take care.

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