Sunday, May 15, 2011


It rained the day we said good-bye

and I heard someone say ...

"How sad that rain should bring

an added gloom."

They did not know

how much you loved spring rain ...

and what delight was yours

in strolling through your garden

on nature's wash-day ...

Soft spring rain is falling now ...

Remembering ... I pause at the window ...

You are there ... among the growing things ...

your benevolent hands caressing

the newly-washed green ... the bud ...

This spring ... there shall be roses ...

growing ... blooming ... where you sleep.


In memory of my dear friend, Mary.

She died in the spring of 2006.


  1. aww...that is a bitter sweet poem...perhaps the rain was the final blessing to bring new life where there was an absence...

  2. Margie, this is beautiful, so moving, hugs to you my friend. so nice your back here.

  3. truly a beautiful tribute to your dear friend Mary. Lovely.

  4. Wow! Such a beautiful poem for a your very special friend, Mary. She will always be in your heart.

  5. What a blessing that you see your dear friend in nature's beauty. Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute.

  6. a beautiful poem in memory of Mary... Margie... and so true that in the dark rainy places beauty can't help but shine its light once again... there will always be spring roses.

  7. Oh my, so beautiful and touching.

  8. What a beautiful way to honor your dear friend, Margie. They stay alive in our hearts...

    I'm sorry for your loss.

  9. Beautiful tribute to your friend dear Margie. You have eternalized her in these few poetic lines, that speak of her love for rain and nature, but also your love and affection for her.
    You are a treasure dear friend,

  10. What a beautiful tribute to your friend Mary, such a heart warming poem....:-)Hugs

  11. Hello Margie
    Both the poem and the photo are so pretty.
    Roses are so pretty and they have so many different fragrances to them.
    Have a nice week!

  12. A very beautiful and touching tribute to your friend .I am so glad to see you back Margie :)

  13. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to your special friend, Margie

    Pink is one of my favorite colors (I like brights). The image here is stunning.

    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Very touching poem. Loved it. Do visit my blog and leave your footprints by posting comments

  15. Oh sweetie that is so beautifully written, I someone beautifully smile down on you ;)

  16. Beautiful ~ what a touching tribute to your friend.

  17. How lovely. What a beautiful way to honor and remember your friend.

  18. How tender this is..a beautiful remembrance...

  19. huggss
    Dont worry

    I wont say Good bye Love

  20. What a beautifully written, heartfelt tribute to your friend. I'm sure she is smiling.

    Hugs, G

  21. Margie this is so touching. This poem is merged with sadness and the beauty of spring. It's a great tribute to your friend.

  22. Oh, such a tenderly written tribute to your dear friend, your beautiful words have touched me today.

  23. Very touching poem and great tribute to your friend Marie who'll have roses growing at her eternal place in spring!

  24. Margie: Having lost several friends over the years, I found your poem to be so moving and a dedication of your love to your friend's memory. Heartfelt!

  25. Just stopping in to say Hi and wish you a great day!

  26. Margie, what a wonderful tribute to your friend. She surely knows how sorely she is missed and loved.
    Hugs, Paula

  27. sad! and then how delighted she would be (RIP), where-ever she is to know that you still think of her so much.

    beautiful heart, margie! :)

  28. Beautiful and creative.. Glad I stopped in...

  29. What a beautiful touching words about your friend.A big hug Margie

  30. beautiful tribute, Margie :)


  31. Beautifully written, Margy...a great tribute to your friend. It's raining here today as well. Rainy days bring memories back to me...I love rain as much as your dear friend Mary did...xo

  32. Margie,

    This is a heartfelt tribute to your friend Mary. Lovely that you should have written these words to remember and think about her.
    Best wishes, Eileen

  33. This is so kind and shows what a good friend you were to Mary to know how she liked spring rain. I like how your describe it as natures wash-day.

  34. Hi Margie :)

    What a beautiful poem in remembrance of you friend


  35. Thank you, Brian.
    Yes, I belive that about the rain.
    Your nice comment was appreciated!

    Thank you, Cinner.
    Hugs back to you!

    Many thanks to you, Gail.

    Thanks so much, Anne.
    And, yes, Mary is always in my heart!

    Hi Judith, I so enjoyed that very nice comment!
    I thank you!
    And, you are welcome!

    Thanks, Joanne, very much!

    ladyfi, many thanks for the kind words!

    Talon, thanks so much!

    Hi Zuzana, such a lovely comment. Thanks very much. xo.

    Thank you, Bernie . Hugs

    Hi Lydia, thank you!
    Roses are beautiful, indeed!

    Many thanks to you, Kavita.
    And, it's nice to be back!

    Thanks, Andy.

    Welcome to you, Nilofer.
    I appreciate your visit and comment and enjoyed visiting your blog.

    Thanks, sweet Lorraine.

    Thank you, Heaven.

    Many thanks, quieten.
    Hope you are doing well.
    I think of you & George and keep you in my good thoughts.

    Lyn, thanks very much!

    Hi Jimmmy, nice to have a visit from you and a sweet comment.
    A hug to you!

    Hello Geraldine, many thanks for the kind words.
    I miss my friend and I do believe she is smiling:)

    Hi Ariel, your nice words on my poem were appreciated.
    Thanks so much!

    Hi Shrinky and welcome.
    And as my poem touched you, your kind words touched me also.
    Many thanks!

    Thanks very much, Duta.

    Hello Michael, I appreciate your kind words.
    Thanks so much!

    So nice of you stop by again, Geraldine.
    Thanks and "hi"
    Hope you are having a lovely day!

    Hi Paula, always so nice to have you visit.
    And I thank you for the nice comment.
    Oh, I hope Mary knows that as she is missed a great deal and forver loved! Hugs.

  36. Hi Neers, I must tell you how much I enjoy having you come by and visit.
    And, thank you for those kind words!
    Take care dear Neers and be happy!
    Give your sweet little guy a hug.
    I so love litle children!


  37. Welcome 1manview.
    Thanks fot the nice words on my poem.


  38. Many thanks to you, Marja.
    I send a big hug back to you.


  39. Hi Devika.
    Thank you so much!
    Best wishes to you!


  40. Hello Marion
    So very nice to see you here!
    I appeciate your kind words on my poem.
    Many thanks!
    I too love the rain as my friend Mary did and you do!
    The rain brings back beautiful memories of Mary.
    She was a dear friend!

    Take care, Marion

    Margie xo

  41. Hi Eileen, I really enjoyed your nice comment.
    Thanks very much!
    I remember Mary so often as she was such a good and dear friend!


  42. Hello TechoBabe, so liked that sweet comment.
    Thanks very much!
    Mary & I were very close friends!

    Margie :)

  43. Hi Tea and welcome.
    And welcome back to Blogland.
    Loved those beautiful dogs!
    Many thnaks for the kind words on my poem!

    Margie xo


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