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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Forever Father's Day







...and so the little girl walked on porcelain soled edges
straight up to the split of the fog soft cliff - her breath
a wavering whistle in the wind blowing through the
chimney where once he had been  – with a gentle smile
and strong knuckled hands he had deftly drilled six secret
forever fortunes filled always with the elixir of his wisdom
from which she could drink - and drink she did –
swallowing the ambrosia of him –
healing the rendered rip he left when he had flown –
filling the pit of emptiness with the fortunes he left for her
to find – again and again – forever –

She watched the others watch her – seeing only
an aging woman drinking from a small cracked tea-cup
smiling patiently at her time-worn habits – and she smiled a
secret smile filled with father forever love –
born and continuing
to ride of the whisper of
a wish
~
Happy Father’s Day



11 comments:

  1. What a great memory! Love the poetic flow :) ~ Happy Father's Day!

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  2. This is a lovely Father's Day piece!

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  3. Beautiful done. Great tribute too

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  4. What a touching piece this is. Often it is such simple things we remember with affection our loving parents.

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  5. Luv her remembering smiles,. M y Sunday mere is still open, you can link up, thatcwould be so nice

    Have a good week

    Much love...

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  6. Those closing lines are absolutely glorious.....wonderful tribute, Pearl!

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  7. I can see the little girl, and I can see the aging woman, and they are One... Lovely!

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  8. The imagery is so rich in this poem..the best gifts are the ones people bestow into our being..a lovely tribute

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