She brings flowers and respect

Noticing her arrival on this sun hazed and dazed afternoon

it's late goldenness still current in the sad everywhere of about.

Rank upon rank headstone announcements of past lives

some illegibly obscured by the darkening of age and lichen

gently agitating the memberships of the living

with untroubled duties of remembrance.


A beloved epitaph beckon's mournfully

weave's it's details into the fabric of regrets and sighs

prominently pronounced in the privacy of her thoughts.


In passing, I turn to look

see the diamond-like glittering of tears

starting to rivulet down her face.


This place is of our glorifications and celebrations

 rightfully being required in equal payments of both

coinings of love and recollections

she and I will give unto those who wait for us in eternity

spending each one until the gilded rays are almost fully retracted. 

◄ Towards an official day


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Abdul Ahmad

Fri 31st Jul 2020 22:21

What a beautiful place to start the eternal jourmey after departing this mortal coil. An excellent read Jemima.

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Jemima Jones

Fri 31st Jul 2020 18:18

Hi all-apologies for not responding sooner which I am able to do now having had a lot to deal with. Thank you. Jemima.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 5th Aug 2019 16:28

We adore this poem, Jemima. A very moving piece.

P&S xx

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Mon 5th Aug 2019 14:01

that wombed passenger has got a very clever momma. Another pearler to add the string of your others, Jemima

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Adam Rabinowitz

Sun 4th Aug 2019 00:25

see the diamond-like glittering of tears

starting to rivulet down her face.

Great description of moments and intentions in an evocative setting

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