Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Downy Nest

Light, soft, and welcoming,
are these gentle recollections.
The remaining 'Feathers’ of memories …
residuals of visitations.


Having loved, cared for, and nurtured,
each, according to need and desire …
Mine was the Gift of enabling,
their Individual flights, to new Worlds.


Life’s ‘injured Birds’
visited upon my personal World …
Each and All strengthened and readied,
have flown to fulfillment of hopes and dreams.


And now, in sweet repose, my Heart delights,
in the comfort of my downy nest of reminiscences.
Wrapped in the grateful understanding,
that I have, indeed, known True Love.

12 comments:

nitebyrd said...

That's a beautiful way to look at an "empty" nest! Not what has gone but what was. As always, John-Michael, your writing is profound and lovely.

John-Michael said...

I like You!! Yep! NiteByrd Darlin', you are an unfailing source of happiness and peace to me. When I consider the "emptiness" of my 'nest,' thoughts of You (which are always readily present) provide a companionable comfort.

Simply stated ... I love You! [smile]

Annette said...

What beautiful words, and a real love story. I loved it! I love how you express your words, truly a gift and I'm so very lucky to be able to enjoy your words! Thank you!!
Hugs~
Annette

super groovy said...

I always love coming to your blog. Anything you have on it always puts a sense of calmness in the air. I love this posting and I love the photos in it. Thank you again for such a great piece.

John-Michael said...

How, Darling Annette, can I convey the Gift that your thoughts give to my Heart? I think of skipping. Yes, indeed! You make me want to skip happily along my life's Way. A light and unfettered moment of carefree Joy. That is what You, Dear One, bring.

Lovingly ...

John-Michael said...

A waltz! You, Dear Super Groovy Friend, have my Heart waltzing in enchanted time and space. Your charming Presence lifts me and transports me over the surface of all that would encumber. I do, indeed, relish moments with You.

Lovingly ...

Calli said...

A most lovely post, John-Michael!

Such beautiful and heartfelt sentiments. 'True Love' in sweet repose!... Very nice!
We are the most fortunate of souls, if we able to experience that!

love & smiles
~Calli

willow said...

Yes, this is a lovely way to look at the empty nest, but also dear friends who weave in and out of our lives, leaving their feathers of memories behind.

John-Michael said...

When I was able to declare, "I now know ... I understand the Power behind the Makers of music ... the magic underlying the Poets attempts to express!" I was at peace with this wondrous Blessing that is to have loved and been loved. You spoke of it so perfectly, Precious Calli. And I am, most certainly, fortunate in this eternal Awareness. And free to speak, knowingly, of Love.

Loving You ...

John-Michael said...

I am so very grateful to know You, My Dear Willow, as just such a Dear Friend. One who weaves thoughtful and delightful memories of downy pleasure into my life with each sweet visit. You do engender entirely happy fondness.

Lovingly ...

lime said...

it's amazing how blessed we are when we bless others. thank you, friend.

John-Michael said...

'Tis richer (and far more enjoyable) my Life is, with the enhancement of You, My Precious Lime, to know as "Friend." I am ever-grateful for your Presence in, and Blessing to, my personal World.

I love You ...

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