Friday, October 15, 2010

Loss

Today marks National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Tonight, no matter what time zone you are in, when it is 7 p.m. there, you are encouraged to light a candle so that a wave of light can travel around the world in remembrance.

I have never experienced a loss so I cannot speak personally about this. But I have wept with others and certainly stand in solidarity with those who have experienced this kind of loss in their lives. I am blessed to call many of these women and men friends and am continually in awe of their courage, resilience, and grace.

I found this and thought that it was appropriate to post today. I am sorry that I do not know who wrote it but I hope that they wouldn't mind my sharing it on this day.

My Little One, My Dear One, My Love
My little one, my dear one, my love,
You will be with me forever:
in the thin sunlight and long shadows
of a clear winter's day;
in the dawn excitement of birds
sounding in early spring;
in the rustle of heavy-leafed trees
in a mid-summer's night;
in the rich aromas and bright colours
of a warm autumn day.
All that is excellent,
brushed by life's
brightness and shadow,
will remind me of you,
My little one, my dear one, my love.
You will beat with my heart,
see through my eyes,
hear with my ears,
feel on my skin.
Because your soul is mingled with my soul,
forever,
My little one, my dear one, my love.

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh what a wonderful poem. Thank you for finding it and sharing it.

Baby Making Mama said...

I appreciate you sharing this. I haven't suffered a loss either but someone dear to me has. Thank you for sharing.

marilyn said...

that is so tender. I am tearing up. Thank you for that poem.

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