Monday, August 20, 2007

Gone

After the tears are dry
and the calm
the breath
return

After the storm
emotions held in check
smiles and promises
equal parts
hesitation
and anticipation

After the goodbye


This death
with love
unfailing
gives birth to beauty
unspeakable.

5 comments:

heather said...

beautiful poem, erin. you doing okay?

Erin said...

I'm good -- I had to say goodbye to someone very dear yesterday who is moving on to better things. It's an odd feeling, pain of loss mixed with excitement for the future.

Diane said...

This is beautiful!

heather said...

erin - i know that bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye... you captured it well.

Holli said...

that is beautiful...and I too know that bittersweet feeling of goodbye. Thanks for sharing.