Monday, May 21, 2018

may you see field of tulips on your journey



as lone sunflower
falls 

i inhale incense
as sky scoops back predicted 

rain, surging life, silk-spun fragile 
as budding white tulip

you're not storm
chaser, but peacemaker

staying close
to family's roots, tilling 

zen-inspired garden,
beading memoirs-

and now, pilgrim's traveller
on journey 

home 




Family Photo by Grace @Everyday Amazing


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub, Quadrille, hosted by Kim Russell.   This is a 44 word post with the chosen word "rain".   This photo is from the funeral of my sister 2 weeks ago and I can finally talk about it as a means of healing & moving on.   Thanks for your visit.

31 comments:

  1. I could understand that this was about the funeral even before I read your after text... I especially love the statement:

    you're not storm
    chaser, but peacemaker

    A wonderful legacy.

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  2. Thank you for joining us so soon after your sad loss, Grace, and for sharing the photograph. The delicate language of your Quadrille is beautiful. I especially love the lines:
    '...sky scoops back predicted

    rain, surging life, silk-spun fragile
    as budding white tulip'.

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  3. Oh, Grace. I am so sorry. You must be indescribably devastated.

    Such a beautiful poem. The third and sixth couplets are my favorites.

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  4. Safe home, to your sister, and may she walk in fields of tulips.

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  5. A beautiful tribute to your sister Grace, so tenderly written. We wish her a safe journey home xxx

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  6. Grace, I am sorry about your heart's loss. "Silk spun" is how this delicate yet strong and loving poem is written. A beautiful tribute to your sister and her journey home.

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  7. Grace I'm heart sorry for your loss. This tribute to your sis is wonderful. I especially like "...and now, pilgrim's traveller on journey home". I feel your pain...as one who's also lost a sibling. Blessings to you and your family.

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  8. This is a beautiful piece capturing your heartbreaking moment. From the title to the closing stanza it is a powerful write full of potent imagery

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  9. Nice phrase "beading memoirs" as peacemaker not storm chaser.

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  10. Sorry to hear about your sister. A wonderful tribute indeed.

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  11. A beautiful tribute Grace. Losing those we love is never easy, and it seems the older we get, the more we lose. I am sorry for your loss.

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  12. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Grace. This is a beautiful tribute.

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  13. What a beautiful poem -- the whole piece is so heartfelt. My condolences on the loss of your sister.

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  14. I am so sorry, Grace. This must have been difficult to write. It is quite a beautiful tribute.

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  15. I'm glad you are able to find peace in verse. It's a beautiful tribute. I like the last line particularly, "
    and now, pilgrim's traveller on journey home

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  16. Ah, so very sad Grace. I loved the fragileness of life expressed in your poem. So glad you felt you could share this lovely poem with us. So sorry for your loss!

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  17. Poignant, beautiful, and soulful - may your heart traverse the journey of sorrow to find its way home as well. Take good care.

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  18. My heart goes out to you, Grace. Your words are like beautiful tears. Let them flow. ((((hugs))))

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  19. So sorry for your loss Grace. Tears, love and peace so beautifully weaved...'beading memoirs-".....

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  20. and now, pilgrim's traveller
    on journey home

    Nothing indicated it to be about a funeral until the closing words 'on journey home' Heart-felt condolences Grace!

    Hank

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  21. Gosh Grace - such raw and gentle lines. "sky scoops back predicted

    rain"
    and tears. So sorry for your loss - and it was sheer coincidence that I wrote of someone else's sister. Only just had time to read your poetic tribute - too sad for words

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  22. So so sorry for your loss. What a tender poem at such a tender time.

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  23. It seems your poem is a beautiful wish!

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  24. Oh, Grace. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches in reading this. So beautiful.

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  25. I am so very sorry for your loss, Grace. This is a lovely tribute to your peacemaker sister.

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  26. What a beautiful memoir of your sister, Grace! My sincere sympathy...and a hug.

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  27. A beautiful touching poem, Grace.

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  28. I'm so sorry for your loss, Grace. Blessed are the peacemakers ...

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  29. A heartfelt elegy. I am sorry to hear about your sister passing. It sounds like she really put family first and worked to keep the unit from unraveling. The photo contains much feeling as well. Continued prayers for you, Grace.

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