Friday, April 10, 2015

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DEAR GRANDPA
Your magical fingers still echo, in the memory of today, and tomorrow.
A lovely wire planter, you so skillfully wrought, like the song of a sparrow,
Holds the beauty and sincere fragrance of a desert rose. Petals furl as if waving,
Waving to heaven, only because you are there abiding.
You are there, savouring this poem, and every word written, against a flawless
Background, of blue birds and ground doves, grackles and kiskadees. Chorus,
From heaven’s abode; candied into sweet soft whispers, so tender and true,
Of knowing you’re fine, and i love you
© gillena cox




Written for the prompt today at
Poems In April DAY TEN - Dear Past, Dear Future

CHALLENGE: Think about your ancestors. Think about your future descendants. Write a letter to either or both. Word count is wide open.

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

20 comments:

  1. An exquisite tribute to your dear grandpa...!! He must be feeling extremely proud of you!
    Beautifully written...with amazing imagery... giving a soft...sweet sense of peace!
    xoxo

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    1. thanks Sanaa, happy you dropped in

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  2. How beautiful this is. It is a great benefit to feel the presence of those family members who have passed on.

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Kerry

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  3. I love the image of the birds being the intermediaries between the two of you.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rommy

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  4. This poem is tender and I love this, " candied into sweet soft whispers" Beautiful.

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    1. happy you dropped in Hannah

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  5. I LOVE this, because you feel his presence so clearly. Love the idea of him waving from heaven, and the chorus of all the birds is just wonderful. Especially love the closing. Sigh. So lovely to read.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

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  6. What a beautiful, heartfelt piece. It is so joyful, comforting.

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    1. thanks for dropping in Susie

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  7. So, much tenderness in your poem! I, too love the idea of waving from Heaven-how lovely~

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    1. happy you dropped in Ella

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  8. I am glad you made reference to "Grandpa in Heaven." I hoped to infer that my "Grandpa" was in heaven by a feeling the reader might have rather than writing it.
    ..

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    1. glad you dropped in Jim, coming over to read yours

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  9. Clearly a wonderful grandfather, to inspire such love.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Rosemary

      much love...

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