Sunday, June 14, 2009

In Memory of Birgit

Three years ago, today, my sister died on her 55th birthday. This post is in her memory.
Rest in peace!
Memories - The Temptations
Memories Don't Leave Like People Do - Johnny Bristol
Please Remember Me - David Sea
And I Remember Your Face - The Softones
Crying - Rose Royce
The Dead
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvelously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs,
And sunset, and the colors of the earth.
These had seen movement, and heard music; known
Slumber and waking; loved, gone proudly friended;
Felt the quick stir of wonder; sat alone;
Touched flowers and furs and cheeks. All this ended.
There are waters blown by changing winds to laughter
And lit by the rich skies, all day. And after,
Frost, with a gesture, stays the winds that dance
And wandering loveliness. He leaves a white
Unbroken glory, a gathered radiance,
A width, a shining peace, under the night.
Rupert Brooke (1887 - 1915)


Anonymous said...

God bless her and her memory. Best wishes, W.

Raggedy said...

Thank you so much. I come back to this post and the songs every now and then ... And each time the music eases the pain associated with this loss.