Love Lingers

Love Lingers

Each time he kissed the top of my head
I lifted my hand to caress his cheek
How I love that man
Even though it’s almost 5 years
I can close my eyes
Feel his kiss
Instinctively my hand reaches
For the absent presence
Behind my chair
And I know
In the depth of my being
How deeply
I was loved
Death can steal many things
But never the knowing of love

Tricia 2/2014 (Inspired by Pooky’s Poems – Affirmations?)

About triciabertram

I have written all my life. Writing helps me to make sense of a world I often don’t understand. Poetry is my supreme solace, closely followed by literature and music. When my son ended his life in 1999 I embarked on the most difficult journey of my life, my grief journey. To survive in this unknown, harsh landscape I had to write. It was for me, the only way I could even begin to move forward. Then in 2009 my darling husband died suddenly and so my journey continues. I write about other issues but because of my life experience, grief and death are continuing themes in my writing life. In our culture I believe there is a fear of death, an inability to accept the inevitability of our mortality, and this creates enormous difficulties for the bereaved and those around them. I have begun this blog in the hope I will create a small ripple in the pond of fear that is currently drowning the reality of death and grief. I will continue to skim the stones of my truth, watch them bounce, and see how many ripples I can make.

Posted on February 10, 2014, in Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Oh yes, absence and presence travel together. I love this; you distill the essence of a feeling that’s so hard to describe, so the only thing to do is to feel it – and feel it I do. Thank you and may love always guide you.

  2. This is Wonderful–and I so agree that absence and presence, in love, remain together.

  3. A beautiful poem of love, still felt despite absence. Trust this means your new writing tools are functional.
    Peter xo

  4. Truly beautiful Anni xxx

  5. Its so lovely when we inspire each other! And Pooky inspired you to write this beautiful poem. It sounds to me like it poured itself onto the page Tricia; its a gem, as are you my lovely friend xxxx

  6. What a beautiful testament to your enduring love. I love that Rod is still a loving and calming presence in your life. And I’m proud to have moved you to craft these perfect words xxx

  7. I think you did have a very powerful relationship. You describe your love and the love returned in such enduring terms, Tricia. That you can still feel the memory of a kiss brings tears to my eyes. oxo

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