Mother’s Day: Poems on Grief & Love

My beloved,

There are certain dates, anniversaries, birthdays, that will by

and … such a beautiful cover by Ed Sheeran, which he performed in front of The Beatles!!

In My Life (Lyrics)

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more

the beatles

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye

Peace My Heart

Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet.

Let it not be a death but completeness.

Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.

Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.

Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night.

Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence.

I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light your way.

Rabindranath Tagore

Separation

Your absence has gone through me

Like thread through a needle.

Everything I do is stitched with its color.

W.S. Merwin

I Felt An Angel

I felt an angel near today, though one I could not see

I felt an angel oh so close, sent to comfort me

I felt an angel’s kiss, soft upon my cheek

And oh, without a single word of caring did it speak

I felt an angel’s loving touch, soft upon my heart

And with that touch, I felt the pain and hurt within depart

I felt an angel’s tepid tears, fall softly next to mine

And knew that as those tears did dry a new day would be mine

I felt an angel’s silken wings enfold me with pure love

And felt a strength within me grow, a strength sent from above

I felt an angel oh so close, though one I could not see

I felt an angel near today, sent to comfort me.

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The Window

Your body is away from me

but there is a window open

from my heart to yours.

From this window, like the moon

I keep sending news secretly.

RUMI

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