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 …



  • Teddy.15

    Dear Neville, just beautiful, brought a tear to my eye.

    • Neville

      ... a much appreciated visit Teddy .. thank you truly

    • 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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