Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Tonight her heart seeks quietude and rest
within a silent room where lamplight falls 
with mellow grace and flickering fire enthralls 
and lures the mind to meditative quest 
for here his presence is most manifest 
and loneliness retreats beyond the walls
it is a reconciling peace that shawls 
her being with the oneness they possessed.

Through years, in faith and trust her soul had sought 
the cherished warmth of his bold spirit's flame 
whereby love's sweet security is wrought 
he sensed her need in that unspoken claim 
and now there is the shared and secret thought 
to blaze with precious memory of his name.

(written for a dear friend that lost her husband, recently) 


  1. oh, i am sorry for your friend...its hard to lose a spouse...i cant imagine...dont want to imagine really...i do hope the good memories keep her when she needs them....

  2. Oh, so sorry to hear this. Such a lovely poem.

  3. Oh that is so sad...it touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes...so beautiful.

    Love and light to your dear friend...my thoughts are with her xx

  4. Lovely, touching poetry...I also like your haiku in the comment section.

  5. From a widow this deeply touched my heart....love you dear friend xo

  6. I'm so so sorry for your friend please give her a warm hug on my behalf and one for you for the pain you feel for her, this dedication is beautiful and one day she'll read it and won't cry, she will just remember all those happy times,because of you, angel

  7. This really resonates. A friend of mine recently lost her husband and I can't begin to imagine the grief she is experiencing. Soon, I will share this with her, Margie. When she's ready...

  8. You're a kind, sensitive person Margie. The words of your poem have a healing sort of power; hope they could alleviate your friend's pain caused by the loss of her spouse.

  9. Hi Margie .. she must have been so pleased to have received your poem, to read your words and to remember her beloved ...

    She will always have those thoughts with her .. beautiful poem and thoughts expressed - Hilary

  10. This poem is so heart warming! Margie, I know your friend, will treasure this poem forever! Hugs ;o)

  11. This is a beautiful and moving poem, Margie.

  12. Thanks so much Brian.
    Your kindness is appreciated.
    My friend has some wonderful memories, a blessing, really.

    ladyfi, thank you very much.

    Ygraine, many thanks for the kind words.

    Carol, welcome and thank you.
    I enjoyed visiting your blog.

    Bernie, I'm so glad it touched your heart.
    Thank you.
    Love you too. xo

    Lorraine, how dear you are!
    Thanks so much. x

    Talon, I know how hard it must be for your friend.
    How special of you to share my poem with her (when the time is right)
    Thank you.

    Duta, thanks so much for the kind words. They mean a lot to me.

    Hilary, thank you, very much. My friend liked my poem but is having a hard time, she had a long marriage and is lonely now.
    Your comment is much appreciated.

    Magic Love Crow (Stacy)
    You are very kind.
    Many thanks.
    Hugs, my friend.

    Rosalind, thank you very much for the lovely comment.

  13. My deepest condolence to your friend on her recent loss and I hope she'll pick up strength again.

  14. Composed with Love and tremendous Compassion, Margie. I'm so sorry for your friend's loss.


Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker