Hope for the Best

by Stefani on 28-April-2008

Table for Three

Found this today on Writer’s Almanac. I love it so much. Aunt Cleone is, without a doubt, a relative (or three) of mine. Maybe you know her too?

Poem: “Her Legacy” by Barbara Bloom, from On the Water Meridian.

Diane April 28, 2008 at 9:40 am

Oooh, that is a nice one. What a great poem and sentiment, too. Love that last photo…

Jackie April 28, 2008 at 10:49 am

Simply a lovely picture painted with words! Thanks for sharing.

Molly April 28, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Um, I think you do write that wholly, that simply. Your posts are always incredible.

Brynn April 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Oh my! This is lovely. Thank you for sharing. I think I know this woman, too. She is bits of of my two totally opposite grandmothers mixed, stirred, and kneaded into one. What they have in common is their generation. There is so much goodness tucked away in the creases of our elders. I love how with age, their creases become deeper, their essence becomes stronger. We have to breathe it all in deep, deep, deep so that we can remember it.

On another note, your blog is one of my new daily visits. You do write wholly and simply and I just love it! As a mother of two boys (I think three would be really great) I just love peering into the boy-filled lives of other women. Keep it up! And thanks for sharing a little bit of you with the rest of us.

kristin April 28, 2008 at 6:34 pm

oh, i think you are there.

i loved this poem.

OMSH April 28, 2008 at 7:29 pm

I have one of those; my Aunt Betty.

Off Topic:
Bought a guitar tonight; signed up for lessons and Mr. OMSH is gonna join me. A tad nervous, but thought of you and purchased a classic guitar with nylon strings for 1-3; no use hurting more than I have too until these suckers callous up a bit.

Amanda April 28, 2008 at 8:10 pm

maybe you could give it (writing poetry) a try and you might be surprised at how easy it is! You already write well here on your blog so it’s not that big of a jump into poetry. I believe you can do it! 🙂

Mary Smith April 28, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Hi! I just found your very sweet blog! I was laughing because your header is very similar to mine! I bookmarked this page and will keep reading! From the other side of the continent!

YayaOrchid April 28, 2008 at 11:34 pm

What a lovely poem! It gives you such a warm fuzzy feeling, and most of all, that there is hope for mankind, when we know someone like her.

BTW, your writing also gives me that feeling. You do write wholly, and beautifully!

brit May 8, 2008 at 12:28 pm

I love the writer’s almanac and I love this poem…I wish I had memories like this..but they sure feel like my memories

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