Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Missing you . . .

My beautiful mother, Bernice Alice Smith Chandler July 10, 1930 - July 10, 2011

The distance that the dead have gone
Does not at first appear --
Their coming back seems possible
For many an ardent year.

And then, that we have followed them,
We more than half suspect,
So intimate have we become
With their dear retrospect.
(Emily Dickinson, Poem No. 1741, 1896)
♥ Cathy

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