What makes a loved one immortal is the memory we keep of them as time passes; a good life stands as a memorial that far outlives all our other accomplishments. What else is there to say? This reminds me of the post on softness and the particular tenderness and reverence with which loved ones treat their dead (even the body that no longer houses their essence). A very beautiful meditation on loss. Take care. Bill.
I love how your poem makes readers suddenly believe in the power of love (thats what happened to me, anyway) Splendid poem! It's so short but tells all it needs to. I totally agree that great love [for others, and showing it] is the way to live on forever, in the hearts of every life we have had changed in some special way. Nice work! Looking forward to more.Ü
Yes, We are eternal right now- aren't we- At least I like to think so- nothing is ever lost- if we have loved- or been loved- This one was so short and summed up the feelings I have been having latley myself. Nothing ever dies- Thank you for sharing- this was wonderfully written- Heather
I liked this it is simple and yet heart felt and very much to the point of leaving something of ourselfs behind,its always sad when those who know and love pass through this world and yet somehow at the same time it leaves those behind with with so much thanks for the lovely read keep up the good works adnil
Short and simple, yet profound at the same time. I like the way you wrote this. It gave the reader a chance to think in between spaces. I think you did a fine job with showing we all leave a piece of ourselves behind...mainly with our love. Great job.
Seems to be a refelction on words as a carrier of love? If not, I'm still on board.
Nice, simple, clear and direct, great for the form usage you've prescribed here.
That second stanza break is a bit off in my opinion. You talk about love through out, but your last stanza refers specifically to the love mentioned in the second stanza. Hmmm, gonna have to think about that one for a bit.
short and to the point, this. i love the message, that we become immortal through the love we leave behind. i am sorry for the passing of your friend, but your insight is a salve i am sure.
this made me think of two dear friends who recently passed away. Babs died six months ago, and her beloved Dave died a few days ago. as i was sitting in church the other day, i looked behind me to where they used to sit at daily mass.. there was a beautiful ray of sunshine on the pew, and i could see the two of them sitting there as if they were flesh and blood. it warmed my heart.