Saturday, February 15, 2014

May it always be so

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Louis Janmot
Poème de l'âme (16) : Le Vol de l’âme
in the public domain in the United States

How many ways are there to feel your soul pass through mine

I balance you on the tip of my heart sometimes 

just to see your face as I recall it when you were small

and still your sweet voice sweeps through me when I least expect it

a tumult in my eyes

brings me to my knees

I look at pictures of other children and still see you 

in your wildness

and in your strength.

may it always be so

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Thank you Beth


  1. I'm so glad you came back to this blog. It has such a homey feel. I am always in the throes of memories of my children/grandchildren and they warm my heart so much. I can feel down about so many things, but they definitely remind me of how truly blessed I am. Your poem says it so well.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting here Judy--this is the place where I sort myself out I think---and when I ran across pictures of little girls the other day, I was just undone--

  2. Lovely poem. One grandson in particular weighs on my heart in this way. He lives far away now but I cherish the memories. I see you are just starting out so adding my name. Look for me in the A to Z.

    1. Thank you Sharon! Not sure how to find you--the A to Z?

  3. You sure have a lot of blogs to keep up with.

    1. I know--I don't always do a good job of that I'm afraid!

  4. this is a beautiful recollection of a love shared between two. lovely work.

    stacy lynn mar


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