breathe deeply…

The following is a link to a poem by, Charles, at

Don’t forget to touch the arrow that will enable you to hear Charles speak these powerful words.

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 September 24, 2014, in Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This is beautiful! As I said to Charles in my comment this is like the space we draw ourselves into just before a meditation. Thank you for sharing this Tricia. It says on his blog Im already following but I don’t get his posts by email so don’t see anything. I don’t understand all this Reader stuff, but I have tried to alter the settings on my blog so I will get emailed notification of posts. Im clueless where WP is concerned! ❤️ Xxx

  2. The greatest honor a poet can have is to touch another’s heart…thank you for your comment.

  3. Terrific poem – Charles’s blog is a minefield of wonderful gems! I never taking breathing for granted – having asthma that sneaks up on me occasionally (not as bad as many people but still a reminder of how wonderful oxygen is)

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