Three years ago today

She passed …

and we lost all

of what then remained

of summer …

Today though

we placed a handful

of her most

favourite sunflowers

Lightly upon

the ocean somewhere

Only just outside

our little harbour

To mark her passing

and as a token

of our unremitting love …


  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 4th, 2021 03:07
  • Comment from author about the poem: these words were meant for yesterday .. but three little things got in the way ... and no sooner done .. I saw two or maybe three dolphins swimming slow go by .. just outside the harbour
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  • Accidental Poet

    Meaningfully penned N. A strong pull on this heart. ; )

    • Neville

      .......................... thank you kindly AP ..

    • Fay Slimm.

      This caring tribute to a much missed lady must have been hard to scribe my friend - but what a awesome message those dolphins brought you and right on cue dear Nev. -- am with you in the deep loss of a loved one and truly feel the emotion of your heartfelt and tender remembrance of Geraldine.

      • Neville

        ................................... Thanking you kindly and true my friend ..

      • Goldfinch60

        Wonderful loving words Neville.


        • Neville

          Thank you Andy ..

        • orchidee

          A thoughtful write N,
          Aww - can't meet her, sadly.

          • Neville

            thank you

          • Doggerel Dave

            A swim past to balance your tribute – even I have to admit that sometimes the world has a mysterious synchronicity, Neville.

            • Neville

              thanks for noticing Dave .. and all of it true sir

            • MendedFences27

              Strong emotions here in this poem, and your comments add to the symbolism of love. Sunflowers and dolphins to honor a loved ones' passing. Is there a connection? A lovely tribute. - Phil A.

              • Neville

                Thank you Phil .. she loved sunflowers & she loved the sea .. never seen dolphins there before .. is there a connection .. maybe, I like to think so

              • dusk arising

                To physically mark the paasing of an aniversay with the action as you did can be a release of the pain we feel on these occasions. You post today tells of deep emotional feelings of loss.

                • Neville

                  Thank you DA ..
                  yesterday was the first anniversary that we were not able to place sunflowers on her resting place ..

                • L. B. Mek

                  I always liked the word 'Passing'
                  in this context
                  see, between Nature and 'We'
                  of sentient awareness, what's unquestionable
                  is that gentle resonance, we feel
                  intuitively - mostly;
                  where, what we see - has a role
                  in what we feel, and
                  what we - celebrate, has a tether
                  to what we let go...
                  so this here words of dedication, serenade
                  that timeless tradition
                  where Nature salutes, and winks
                  to comfortingly let us know, there may
                  be more to our story
                  after those final blinked curtains
                  open our passageway
                  to that encore of relativity, awaiting
                  our realisation
                  of unbreakable connectivity, to all things
                  deemed existence
                  in that endless - matter, of our universe.
                  (I'm sorry for you loss brother
                  and I thank you
                  for creating sometime so beautiful
                  out of the Phoenix: of your unwavering Love)

                  • Neville

                    Thank you L.B for your insightful take on these words of mine & for your most comforting words ..

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