It’s the wrong day
This day this fine day
plans & songs & seeds
She left on
this fine day
as if she didn’t want to disturb me
(or couldn’t) and
I, here with
could I have– why not?
this fine day
of first bees to first flowers
when you go
you have ended.
In memory of Gladys, 2012-2015–three years of companionship, almost to the day.
Copyright 2015, Lori Fontanes
A beautiful tribute to your “special needs” duck.
thx, so much– it’s been a very rough time but i’m climbing out of the shock and into something more accepting
she’ll be waiting for you
I agree a lovely tribute to Gladys. I love the first line in particular.
Oh, how terribly sad! A beautiful tribute though. Animals are so heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for your loss, Lori.
Thank u so much, Adrienne! It’s been a very weepy week. And suddenly like summer. We’re all discombobulated.
We have a goat due with babies this week. I’ve been trying not to think about it–so damned nerve-wracking!! My duck Sophie is limping again. I love animals, but they’re very worrisome.
I know, right?!!! Sending healing thoughts to poor Sophie, too. And good luck on the goat babies–photos to come, I hope!
So sorry for the loss of Gladys. When they slip away so quietly, that’s the toughest.
So sorry for your loss, Lori. And your poem is just beautiful…
Thanks, Cherie! It’s been a tough week adjusting but spring is in full swing and I’m spending lots of time in the garden with the other ducks getting things planted, fenced and mulched. It’s good to stay busy.
A lovely poem on a sad occasion, dear Lori.
My sympathy on the loss of Gladys.
Thank you so much, Cynthia!
I had no idea of your loss-Lori-so sorry. I hope your garden helps you heal…it is so awful to lose a loving pet:-(
Thank you, Robbie! It’s been a tough week, trying to sort out what went wrong, what I could have done better, you know the drill. *sigh*
awww…don’t beat yourself up:-) I “liked” your comment for we need more people in this world that take care of the creatures…they are a gift to us + you provided a great home. Sometimes that stuff happens. I lost “Schatze” ( did not post about her this past July(2014) for I was too upset. She was a rescue dog my middle daughter brought home in the middle of winter. She was a 10 year old sweetheart!One day this last summer, I noticed she was not playing catch with her rope with me as well + she grunted when she jumped off the bed later that day. I took her to the vet- thinking it would be okay + within a half of day she was gone…I cried so hard. She had cancer all over her body + I never picked up on it + I cried so hard, for days! It was easier with punk ( my old gal we put to sleep in march) for we knew she was old. Schatze had a cancer that was just too far gone and I felt it was my fault:-(
I know your grief + yes, that drill is far too familiar in the past year:-) My heart goes out to you, but it does get better as each week passes.
I did not feel like ever gardening again this year, but as time passes, we heal:-)
So very kind, Robbie! I remember how your garden played such a role in your grieving & your recovery from grief! I had no choice but to get out there last week so it did the trick. One day I may tell the whole story but this week I will only give share a little. It’s a very complicated tale and I want to take the time to do it right.
Big hug, blog buddy! 🙂
( ) big hug back-blog buddy!!
aaww my friend. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sending you lots of hogs and snout kisses! XOXO – Bacon
gladly accepted!!! 🙂
So sorry, Lori 😦
Thank you so very much!