Sunday, January 21, 2007

JANUARY REMEMBRANCE

One January, we sat beside the fire
mother and I, talking old times over again . . .
Outside the wind rose high and higher . . .
Snow whispered against the windowpane.

Another January, there is no fire can warm
my heart, for as the wild winds rave . . .
'tis buried 'neath the ground where . . .
snow whispers 'round her lonely grave.

69 comments:

  1. Pretty good one Margie... Hope you are all fine... How is your sis?

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  2. Lovely Margie. With my mother's death earlier today, I can relate to this.

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  3. Very Sweet Nostalgia...!
    How are you Margie?

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  4. hmmmmm...memories..a beat did stop for me reading the last few lines..dont know what to say!january isnt one of my fav months!
    ..lovely poem as always...
    Take care Margie, hope everything is going on well there! i did give ur hii to my lil bro and he said, "ohhh noooooooooooooooooooo, you have started writing about me in ur blog too??"!haha...it was fun watching his expression!!
    Take care......

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  5. A time to reflect and in such a beautiful way ... your mum will hear your whispers ... for sure.
    she leans forward to give you a warm hug.
    luv u Margie.

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  6. Very Emily Dickenson-like, and it's hard to improve on Emily Dickenson!

    Wonderful!

    Tom

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  7. A very timely poem. Good one Margie!!

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  8. Lovely Margie. I agree it is an Emily-like poem. Touching.

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  9. Even if our love ones are no longer here, their memories linger all around us. Just a simple thought of them will bring a smile upon our face. This was very nicely put.

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  10. Do you find that different times of year, months, seasons, special days, etc. bring back memories like this? They do for me.

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  11. moms are irreplaceable Margie
    i no


    though i loved my dad more than mom

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  12. perhaps the fire of memories can warm your heart.
    loved it!
    tc

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  13. Special people are missed so much

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  14. oh, margie... so beautiful and moving!
    a great tribute!
    hugs to you.

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  15. Awww, Margie, this is a great and moving tribute to your Mom. Very nicely done.

    Richard, condolences about your own mother. Hope all is well.

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  16. Touching Margie and beautifully written.

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  17. Hi Margie!
    Wonderful gratitude and great tribute!
    Wishing you geat health!
    Peace, Love and Wisdom>

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  18. my thoughts are with you ~ I'm sure she is with you in spirit and as long as you have your memories of your dear mother she will always be alive in your heart

    lotsa luv ann xxxxx

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  19. Sorrowful remembrace dear Margie...

    You are so fortunate to have had such relationship, such JAnuary by the fireside which brings inspiration to your heart.

    (Hope you are more comfy as the days go by - take good care, you hear!)

    Love and blessing to you and family

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  20. Margie this one made me cry...so beautifully written and I felt I knew her somehow. HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ! U ok?

    Keshi.

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  21. Sreejith, my sis is doing ok...thank you...thanks for your visit and nice comment!

    Margie

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  22. Richard, thanks so much!
    My condloences to you!
    May her memory always be a blessing!

    Margie

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  23. Sunil, thanks for your visit!
    I apreciate your nice comment!
    I am doing fine...thank you!
    Hope all is well with you!

    Margie

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  24. Shammu, thanks again for your kind words...it was so cute about your little brother.
    Take care!

    Margie

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  25. Trinity, your words are so nice!
    Thank you!
    You are kind!
    Luv to you!

    Margie

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  26. Tom, that is such a compliment as Emily is one of my favorite poets!
    I could never come close to her beautiful poetry though.
    Thank you so much!

    Margie

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  27. Pat, I do appreciate your nice comment.
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  28. Don, thanks for the wonderful comment!
    Emily is one of my all time favorites!

    Margie

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  29. Choices, yes, the memories linger there forever.
    Thanks for the nice comment!

    Margie

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  30. Art, yes, I do find that very much to be true.
    Thanks for the visit and sharing!

    Margie

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  31. Saby, all loved ones that are gone from our lives cannot be replaced!
    I do miss my mom very much!

    Margie

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  32. TC, yes the fire of memories can warm my heart...thanks for your visit and very nice comment!

    Margie

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  33. Shweta, I appreciate that very much!
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  34. Barbara, yes, so very true!
    Special people are missed so much!
    My mom was special and I do miss her!
    Thanks for sharing that!

    Margie

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  35. Just a toy, thanks for the visit!
    Yes, I guess it is a little sad!

    Margie

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  36. Polona, I am so glad you liked it!
    Thanks for the very nice comment!
    Hugs to you too!

    Margie

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  37. Aurora, I am appreciative of your kind words...I think my mom would have liked this...she wrote poetry also!

    Margie

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  38. Janice, thanks for your nice comment!
    I enjoyed your poems today!

    Margie

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  39. Krystyna, I am glad you liked it!
    Thank you!
    I wish all the same for you!

    Margie

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  40. Arti, thanks for your kind words!
    Hope all is well with you!

    Margie

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  41. Id is it, it is nice having you visit again..how are you?
    I do appreciate the nice comment!

    Margie

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  42. White forest, remembering and missing a loved one does make you nostilgic.
    Thanks for the visit!

    Margie

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  43. Ann, thanks for the lovely words of comfort.
    They mean a lot!

    Margie

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  44. Angel, I was fortunate to have such a memory, and it envoked this poem!
    Thanks for your kind words!
    I am taking good care...you do the same!

    Love and joy to you as well!

    Margie

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  45. Keshi, did not mean to make you cry, but how sweet that it touched you that much...makes me cry too!
    You would have liked my mom...she was so sweet...I do miss her!

    Hugggggz to you!

    Margie

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  46. Ash, thanks for your nice comment!
    The pic you have posted now is beautiful!

    Margie

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  47. This is one of the best you have done -- I think of my mother every day - this said it all

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  49. Andrew, thank you so much!
    This one I like also, because it has so much meaning to me.
    I also think of my mother every day...and miss her dearly!

    Margie

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  50. Well Written,

    I loved reading your lines

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  51. You must have really loved your mother!! And she would have loved to read these beautiful lines!!!!
    this was indeed touching!!

    take care margie!!!


    preetha!

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  52. This was a tough one cause I knew where it was going from the beginning and I miss my mom so much too. Hugs sweetie.

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  53. sigh! Another of those nostalgic memories!

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  54. Its evokes nostalgia.
    Mothers are adorable.
    I love my mother so much :)

    Stay Beautiful..!!

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  55. for sure..ur mum's gotta be a beautiful soul...just like u! I LOVE HER already and I miss her too Margie.

    Keshi.

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  56. Marthyan, thanks for the visit, and kind comment!
    I enjoyed your blog!

    Margie

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  57. Preetha, yes, I loved and love her very much!
    I think she would have liked this!
    Thanks so much for your kind comment!
    Take care!

    Margie

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  58. Kai, awwwwww thank you so much!

    Margie

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  59. Kathi, yes, it was hard to write it!
    You miss your mom too, huh...
    Hugs back to you Kathi!
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  60. Gautami, yes...sigh!
    Thanks for your visit.

    Margie

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  61. Sugarlips, yes, much nostalgia!
    Your mother and you are blessed to have each other...treasure the love!

    Margie

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  62. Keshi,now you went and made me cry!
    My mom was an angel...
    You really would have loved her if you had known her, Keshi!
    Thanks for those sweet words!

    Margie

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