Sunflower at rest


Screen print by Gerda da Rif

Beloved mother in love breathed her last three days after her 88th birthday.

As often is true, Kay has put it to words, about her own Carol.

Never dawns
as though
it were a day
and rises.

Our day-sense
says a day
can be out-waited.
So we wait.

That’s the
only time
we’ve ever known:

it should be
getting late;
she should be
getting home.

Kay Ryan

~ by jacquiephelan on September 15, 2013.

5 Responses to “Sunflower at rest”

  1. So sorry Jacquie and Charlie. She seemed a lovely lady, with a life well-lived. I know she will be missed.

  2. wow! what a great picture of your mother in love!

  3. we’re so sad to hear of the lose of this gracious lady
    Charlie and Jacquie, we’re sending you our love
    Cora and Steve

  4. my deepest condolences.

  5. May she rest in peace.

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