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Circle Of Love
by Candida L Eittreim
Friday, March 14, 2003

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For all who have borne the loss of that beloved soul...

We never really lose you know

When a loved one leaves us here

Our hearts rent with grief and longing

We can only see the empty spaces ...

Left by their passing.

His beloved fat chair,

Bearing the imprint of his body,

That old baggy grey sweater with a cuff unraveled,

 Fills your aching soul with his scent

When, weeping,

You bury your face in its soft folds


That silent empty space at the battered oaken table..

Where he once sat, face lit by laughter.

.And the bed…

Once a place of love and dark passionI

Is a suddenly huge...

 Vast white acreage

Of lonely agony..


They don't really leave us you know

We are all of us part

Of loves circle

In a childs quick laughter

Or the soft fold of a cheek

That certain gesture

We can find them still.

Loving silent guardians

Handfast with all who went before

Those who are to come

Joined forever

In our own circles of love




Louis, Craig, Christopher and Grandmere, I love you so

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Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 7/31/2003
Lovely prose to express that love neve dies. Thank you, Candida, for sharing and baring your heart.
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 6/12/2003
I have heard some Spanish poets read, though not understanding their words (I can just about get by in a restaurant) I'm always impressed by the emotional depth.
You bring the same quality to English language in this and other poems I have read so far.
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/25/2003
Some very strong lines true writing, real....and strong

That silent empty space at the
battered oaken table

Where he once sat, face lit by

Once a place of love and dark passion

Is a suddenly huge

Vast white acreage

Of lonely agony..
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/18/2003
Beautiful and spiritually uplifting! ~Joseph
Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2003
they never really die as long as they stay alive in your memory... well done!
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 4/15/2003
AWESOME! Reminds me of my father ...
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 4/3/2003
This touched home in many , many ways thank you Candy ,very insightful.
Reviewed by trina 3/22/2003
I LOove it Candy!Made me cry.
Reviewed by Lisa 3/19/2003
We just lost a very dear friend at the Lodge last week. He was there one night having the time of his life and then, without warning, he was gone in four days. Just as those who have gone before him, he will truly be missed. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Reviewed by Mike in Uk 3/17/2003
We can only see the empty spaces

Indeed, sad.
Reviewed by Elizabeth 3/14/2003
This is lovely.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/14/2003
So beautiful!!!
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