Friday, April 17, 2015

I Should Not Mind ~

I think I should not mind to die 
If there beside me where I lie 
I could take memory of days 
I have so deeply loved _ the ways 
Of childhood and youth that throng 
Could I but take these things along _
The sudden rapture of the blessed 
Holding my first-born to my breast 
Or, could I take those happy hours _
When children fresh-bathed, sweet as flowers 
Ready for bed, would look at me _
Expecting wisdom, trustfully 
Heaven must be with wonder sown 
To match the riches I have known _

(My son and I ... he is one of my greatest joys

  and has brought so many riches to my life.) 

66 comments:

  1. Loved seeing the photo of you and your son. Have a happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks Faye, it was a joy to share the photo as it's one of my favorites of us together.

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  2. He looks like you! Beautiful poem and picture!

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    1. Many thanks on the kind words, Janet .. we do bear a strong resemblance ...

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  3. So beautiful...how much you love each other is evident in this gorgeous photo!
    And your deeply moving poem is truly out of this world...:)

    Have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend!:)

    Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Always ,Ygraine, you leave the most lovely comments ...you truly made me smile and I thank you so much dear friend ..

      I wish you joy, always ..
      And send Love & Hugs back xoxoxo

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  4. So sweet Margie! You have such a gift for appreciating the beauty of your world and sharing it with us! Thank you also so much for telling me that Rose likes my art too, it's so sweet to know!

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    1. Hi Lisa
      You are the sweet one and you so made me smile and I thank you so much!
      Rose has very good taste ... smiles ..

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    1. Oh, I am so glad you did, Anthony ... thank you!
      My love does abound ...

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  6. Lovely poem and gorgeous photo of you and your son, Margie!

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    1. Many thanks dear Linda for those kind words ..
      They mean so much ..xx

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  7. What a fantastic poem and love to your son. Very lovely picture. I am looking for an icon here where I can follow your post through email, but I couldn't find any?

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    1. Thanks so much Joy , your comment brought a smile
      I added where you can follow via email and hope that will work for you.

      I wish you a wonderful day ..

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  8. A great picture of your son! A very handsome young man. I know you are very proud of him! It shows in your words and your smile! :)

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    1. Thanks Anne ..
      I truly and proud of my son , he has brought me such joy!
      I appreciate your visit and kind words.

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  9. A charming post. Your son has obviously responded well to your parenting.

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    1. Geo,
      Thanks you charming and kind Sir .. thanks so much
      Smiles ...

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  10. Wonderful poem, Margie,and your son is a handsome guy. Great photo of the two of you together.

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    1. Oh, thanks , Daisy .. very much!
      Your lovely comment brought a smile

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  11. A good life well lived = Heaven on Earth.

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    1. Oh, yes, Barb . that is so true ..
      I so have Heaven ...right here on Earth ..

      Thanks for dropping by

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  12. Wow, Margie! What a poem! Your son is so handsome... Both of you are beautiful! :-)

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    1. Vesper (Cora)
      You are kind ...thanks so much!
      Loved the comment

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  13. so nice that you added an email follow up icon. now i wii have your new post in my mailbox and be updated all the time:)

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    1. So glad that works for you , Joy ..
      Take care ...

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  14. A great poem and a proud photo too! Have a nice weekend, Margie!

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    1. Oh, such a nice thing to say , thank you, Michael ..

      Have a great weekend as well

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  15. What a handsome guy - and such a good picture of you both and that poem !! wonderful.

    As a mother - i can so relate to this. So beautiful.

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    1. Hi Sandy
      My greatest joy has been being a mother and knowing you have all those sons that you love, I know you can relate ...
      Your lovely comment I so appreciate and I so thank you!

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  16. After living a fulfilled life, embracing death is a joy

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    1. Vandama
      I so have a much fulfilled life ...death shall come and I shall accept it. I do not know if I will be able to embrace it though ... I just might go 'kicking and screaming' as I so do not want to leave this wonderful and blessed life I am living ...but we all must go when our time is up ...
      Thanks for the visit.

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  17. Hi Margie - lovely poem describing the love of your first born .. fantastic photo too - so good to see you together .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Many thanks on the kind words, Hilary ..
      My son I so love ...

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  18. oh angel that is so pure and lovely and magical, as very few can do. You are very special xo xo have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Lorraine,
      You say it's pure and lovely and magical ...that is so sweet and that is how i see you..
      You are the special one and never forget that!

      You so touched my heart ..thank you!

      Love ya xoxo

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  19. You have captured the love we have for our children so perfectly - beautiful! And what a great photo of the two of you. :)

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    1. So kind of you to share that lovely comment, thanks so much, Sherri ..

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  20. Beautiful photo of mother and child and thoughts from so deep within your heart that you touched mine.

    Much Love & Hugs
    xoxoxo
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan, as you say I have touched your heart with this post , you have so touched my heart also , with those kind words and I thank you greatly , kind lady .. you are so sweet!

      Much Love & Hugs back xoox
      xoox

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  21. Margie, I believe you have written one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. That type of love was unknown to me until I had my daughter. Thank you for putting my feelings into words!

    Now where is the Kleenex?

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    1. Chris , that is such a lovely comment and I thank you very much!

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  22. Oh, Margie, you are truly blessed! Such beautiful words and just seem
    to flow out of you :) Wonderful picture Margie :)

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    1. Rose, you are so dear ...you so made me smile with those beautiful words .. many thanks ...

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  23. What a lovely poem. And such a beautiful photo of you and your son. You both look so happy!

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    1. Hi Martha
      Oh, thanks dear girl , I appreciate that .

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  24. Your son is so handsome! I love the picture Margie ;o) Your words are wonderful! I love them ;o)
    I'm drinking my mint tea, trying to get better ;o) Love you ;o)

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    1. Hello Stacy
      I am so glad you are getting better ... that is good news!
      Your lovely comment means so much and I truly thank you!

      Love you , too

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  25. Unfortunately, we take absolutely nothing with us to the next world.
    The picture is one of mutual love: that of the mother for her handsome son, and that of the son for his sweet mother. They're both happy to be together.

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    1. Duta,
      No , we take nothing with us but our love those we love does live on , in them and thorough them ..

      So glad you could see the love our son and I share in this photo ...that made me smile ..
      Loved what you shared ...thank you!

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  26. That was a great tribute, beautiful!

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    1. Many thanks blogoratti ..
      I appreciate that
      Smiles

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  27. So loving and heart warming!!!

    I just read your comment you left at Barb's blog [Breckenridge Barb], and read your 'snow in Denver'....I lived in the Denver area for over 40 years...now retired to the Gulf Coast. I miss the white capped Rockies sometimes.

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    1. Welcome Anni
      So nice of you to drop over from Barb's blog \
      Thanks on the kind words,

      I love Denver and see how you would miss it

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  28. Hi Margie! Your son is so handsome, and what's even more lovely is your relationship. What a blessing! I pray we will always have our children's love and care. They are the best things in life :)
    Happy Sunday,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil
      I so agree that our children are the best of life, i am so blessed and thanks for the visit and comment .,,you brought a smile

      Bless you !

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  29. I hope your Friday night movie time was great and so was your weekend. Wishing you a wonderful week! :-)

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    1. It was the best Vesper (Cora)
      I love our Friday movie's together ..

      So nice of you to drop by again ...thank you!

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    1. Many thanks ladyfi
      So kind of you to say that.

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  31. "When children fresh-bathed, sweet as flowers"

    The line reminds me of the days my mother lotiened and powdered me after giving me a bath. Good memories from your poem.

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    1. Peaches , so glad my poem evoked good memories for you!
      Thanks for the visit.

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  32. Wonderful poem! It brought a smile to my face.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Bethany for those kind words.
      Your comment made me smile ..

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  33. How wonderful to have so many comments from all of you.
    I so appreciate each and every one and thank you all so very much.
    It is my practice to reply to each one of you but I am so falling behind in doing so and I do apologize but I shall get around to it, before too long.

    I am busy taking care of my granddaughter Rose and with spring here , we are out and about enjoying the beautiful weather ..
    Hope all of you are also enjoying spring time, it's the most beautiful time of the year ..

    I wish all of you much joy
    Take care and may you always find something to smile about!

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

-Ruth Ann Schabacker