Wednesday, March 03, 2010

if only you lived forever

I relish that tea you made me
each sip filled with your love
as I watch the far away clouds,
I listen to the imaginary rumble of rains
time spent with you is always sacred
I cherish those moments again and again
it amazes me each time I visit you
your memory is as sharp as ever
your frail frame belies the strength that is you
and I know as long as you are there
I will be cossetted in your love

"when I finally get up to go home, my thoughts are,
if only our grandparents lived forever"

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This goes out for my 95 year old maternal grandmother. She might be frail but she is a force to be reckoned with. I have been thinking of her a lot and this came out those thoughts...

33 comments:

anthonynorth said...

A lovely tribute.

Just someone said...

interestingly, my first thought was to write about my grandfather, when I saw the words :):)

But then... turned out to be something else:)

Nara Malone said...

Sigh. So sweet. I wish the same thing. Parents too.

Rajlakshmi said...

very beautiful dedication :)

Bone said...

That is gorgeous. I lost my last living grandparent eighteen years ago now. But this captures how I feel about all my loved ones who are aging.

bellasis said...

This is beautiful! You have captured perfectly a loving relationship, and the pride and comfort that you get from your relationship with your grandmother shines through. Very inspiring in it's loving gentleness.
Bella

Bellasis said...

Ooops...I should have read the above! :(
Bella

Lilibeth said...

How sweet. I feel that love for the grandparents. Mine are all gone now...and I miss them.

Crybbe666 said...

Can't improve on other comments so I will just leave this:

Beautiful.

Stan Ski said...

They do live forever, in our hearts and minds.

ThomG said...

lovely. And that says a lot.

Thomma Lyn said...

Absolutely precious. My maternal grandma was dear to me, too. She always will be. She passed away five years ago, at the age of 100.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

There is much richness here in not a whole lot of words. I hope you share this with your grandma. What a treasure for both of you.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Beautifully written but, I don't know, old age does not appeal.

Derrick said...

Hi Gautami,

Your poem is filled with as much love as the tea. Lovely.

Cynthia Short said...

What a lovely tribute to your grandmother! (I hope one day my grandchildren will feel that way about me...)

Paul Oakley said...

"your frail frame belies the strength that is you"

Very nice, Gautami!

rallentanda said...

It's very sad when they all leave.
Cherish every moment.Lovely poem

Andy Sewina said...

Beautiful words from the heart!

one more believer said...

what is it this thing called life and how as the years pass life expands and the memories we hold...love, love, love this...you so captured the simple gesture of sharing tea.....i miss my mom something fierce...we never forget no matter how much time passes

Dee Martin said...

both parents and grandparents are gone but the strength of their personalities live on in me and in my children. I will think of this and them the next time I have a cup of tea. Thank you.

metaphysicworld said...

Beautiful, beautiful. You've painted a lovely portrait and I feel as though I know her.

metaphysicworld said...

Beautiful, beautiful. You've painted a lovely portrait and I feel as though I know her.

Tumblewords: said...

An astounding tribute! Beautifully written.

iamyuva said...

they do live thru us..with their stories, food, love and care.. since we dont live forever..but if only we pass on their love..

iamyuva said...

they do live thru us..with their stories, food, love and care.. since we dont live forever..but if only we pass on their love..

Tim Remp said...

An amazing and touching tribute!

Bravo, bravo!

-Tim
My 3ww:
http://timremp.blogspot.com/2010/03/old-world-were.html

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

I've only gotten to know my grandmothers through pictures and stories handed down -- my maternal grandmother passed long before I was born and I was only four when my paternal grandmother passed away. But yet, I look in the mirror and see her eyes. Amazing. You made me think of my own grandmothers with this loving and beautifully worded tribute. Thank you. You are lucky to know her.

-Nicole

flaubert said...

This is a lovely and heartfelt tribute to your grandma. Thaks for sharing.

Pamela

SOL said...

What a beautiful poem--I really enjoyed this.

Blooming Moose said...

Beautiful. You captured the feeling of love and appreciation.

Percy Bisque Silley said...

Quite good - for something in the Modern style. But wish you had used more words like "cosseted."

Meanwhile, Miscreant - how dare you advertise your establishment upon my own blogpost!

foam said...

lovely tribute to your grandmother. i'm sure you have many, many fond memories. i wish parents lived forever. i never knew my grandparents.