Thursday, April 23, 2009

Loss and Life

Today is six years my father has been gone. It is amazing to think that he has been dead that long. In light of today I would like to share a poem I found.

Tis a Fearful Thing
It is a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A fearful thing
to love, hope, and dream:
to be--
to be,
And! to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
a holy thing,
a holy thing
to love.
For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.
To remember this brings painful joy.
'Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing,
to love
what death has touched.
-- Anonymous

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