An ache—and after–
in rain whispers,
and dappled light
~winging through trees~
the crows call, and I laugh
a dream of ifs, why, and how
love is a recalled–
the scent of roses
on a summer breeze, lingering.
A puente from a collaboration with the Poetry Oracle. She truly does know everything. My mother died one week ago.
The Oracle does indeed know. This is so beautiful and poignant, Merril. Much love as always ❤ My heart goes out to you.
Aww–thank you so much, Shuku. I truly appreciate your kind words. ❤️
Ohhh…sending you love ❤❤❤
Thank you so much! ❤️
A touching and well written verse. Blessings being sent……
Thank you very much.
This will always linger. ((Hugs))
Thank you, Ken. ❤️
You will continue to think of our mother every day. Mine died nearly 5 years ago, and when I walk by her photo in the living room, I say “Thank you, Mom!
Poignant puente! ((( )))
Thank you very much, Marian.
The Oracle is in sync with you, Merril. Though I’ve zero doubt you would have done just as beautiful a job without her help. This was simply so full of love.
Thank you very much, Dale.
I think she helps by giving me some words to guide me in the right direction.
I believe you. I love that you are able to harness this gift, if you will.
This is such a beautiful tribute to your mother, Merril. Thinking of you. ❤
Thank you so much, Jill! ❤️
Indeed, the Oracle does know what you need. “she lives”–these two words take my breath away.
Aww, thank you, Marie. That is very kind.
Just lovely, Merril. “She lives in rain whispers…” Ah, the rain does speak, and you’ll hear her there. 💕 All my best to you and your wonderful family.
Thank you so much, dear Rose!
Beautiful. You and the Oracle so totally tuned to one another. Your mother is no doubt mystically nodding: love is recalled in sensual currencies.
Thank you so much. We had a family memorial via Zoom last night, and it turned out to be totally weird, just like our family get-togethers. I think my mom would have been laughing. 😀
I find it fascinating that you had a family zoom memorial service. This may be in my near future. I may be asking you questions about how you did it soon, if that’s OK. Your poetry as you mourn is absolutely beautiful and touching and special.
Oh gosh, Pam. I’m sorry. Yes, of course. Feel free to e-mail me, or send me a FB message, and I can give you my number. (Though not sure you would want your memorial to be anything like ours.) 😏
This touches my heart. Roses always remind me of my mother. (K)
Thank you, Kerfe. I was looking back at some old posts, and I discovered after I posted this poem that I actually used that photo for a Mother’s Day post.
Wow, she sure does, Merril. Beautiful traces of your mom everywhere. XO
Thank you very much, Luanne.
So sorry to hear – my mother passed away in October. Sending sympathy.
Thank you very much for your kind thoughts. I am so sorry about your mother, too.
I didn’t know that your mom passed away in October, Barbara. Blessings to you and your mom and to all mothers and daughters who have an infinity bond.
It’s beautiful, Merril. Lots of love and hugs🌸💜
Thank you so much! ❤️
Thank you, Derrick.
😰oh my may she rest in eternal peace. A puente is so new to me
Thank you very much, Jude. Last week was pretty awful.
I think Jane Dougherty introduced me to the puente form. For some reason, I often write them after visiting the Oracle.
Who/what is this Oracle tho?
Oh—sorry. Some of us call the Magnetic Poetry site the Oracle because we visit it weekly (or more), and she always seems to know what’s going on with us and the world. There are several sets of tiles. You can make a poem using just the tiles you receive, or you can use some of the tiles or however you want to do it. 😀 https://magneticpoetry.com/pages/play-online. And here’s something on the puente form: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/puente.html
Maybe more info than you want. Haha.
Thank you so much Merrill 🤗
I think you and your oracle are very much in sync. This is beautiful. Love and hugs to you, Merril. ❤
Thank you very much, Robin. ❤️
I hope she had little pain in her passing.
Thank you very much, Ben. I do, too. We really don’t know.
😦 That’s sad.
Yes, it is. 😢
Brilliant poetry, Merril. Thinking of you. ❤
Thank you so much, Colleen! ❤️
Aww, Merril… I’m speechless. My heart aches for you right now! ❤️
Thank you very much, Rachel.
It is in such beauty that she is remembered …
Thank you very much, Susan.