Tag: Remembrance and Hope

Memory and Hope

where once
I mourned
irises

Mother’s Day Remembrance 2022

The early years of my blogs reflect my years as a caregiver, and then learning a new life – and beautiful in a new way. Took time. These, my older years. Grateful.

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Haiku by Charles A. Waugaman

Blue and turquoise tears
sparkle on the Christmas tree . . .
card from cherished friend

by Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)

WITHIN The Circle of Seasons: Poems by Charles A. Waugaman
2003, Elin Grace Publishing (out of print)
Oostburg, Wisconsin

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Perhaps because

perhaps because
it is Autumn
I think of my mother

the season when
her last illness
began many years ago
and the trees
outside her hospital
window

I read to her
from the Psalms
and poets she would
know from long ago
and new poets too

most of all
I remember her faith
and unconditional love
that is with me still

From the Psalms:

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty:
neither do I exercise myself in great matters,
or in things too high for me.

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself,
as a child that is weaned of his mother:
my soul is even as a weaned child.

Psalm 131: 1 – 2