Flashback Friday: August 26th

My post today is a poem that’s so old it’s new again: For Fandango’s Flashback Friday, I had a look through the archives on my blog and found this.

For a friend I recently met [in August 2018] yet deeply miss.


She has “passed away,” leaving
Unexpected damage in her wake:
Heartache, sadness, even though I believe
She is experiencing peace and gladness.
The human spirit is a hurricane,
Raging, raging, ‘gainst the dying of the light.


P.S. The original post only got 2 likes, so let’s give Cindy (RIP) some more likes. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: August 26th

  1. “Do not stand
    By my grave, and weep.
    I am not there,
    I do not sleep—
    I am the thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glints in snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle, autumn rain.
    As you awake with morning’s hush,
    I am the swift, up-flinging rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight,
    I am the day transcending night.
    Do not stand
    By my grave, and cry—
    I am not there,
    I did not die.”
    [Clare Harner (1909–1977) first published “Immortality” in the December 1934 issue of The Gypsy poetry magazine]


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