Wednesday, December 23, 2015

For friends missing loved ones


It is good to weep; in truth, I wish you would;
not your sorrow to keep, but to purify the good
that even now doth speak in your darkling mood;
like crackling wood, in a fire that leaps, they wink
for all you can, instead of could, or should;
and that is one way their lives still teach
gratitude for the pain and grief
that makes their absence
presence, where once
they stood.



2 comments:

Jan said...

Thank you, William...you have said so beautifully here what has been in my heart for so long. You have given me the words for my feelings. Thank you once again for this gift of words for my deepening emotions~

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, too, Jan, for giving your feelings to the words.