Monday, February 4, 2008

For Jack

Not a day passes when we are not thinking of you.
Not a minute passes when we are not missing you.
Not a moment passes when when we are not resting in the comfort
that you are looking over us.

A Newfound Prayer
(Patti Smith)

"Child with heart so raven wild
I have known you well
I have guarded you in sleep
and with the morning bell
we would tramp the blessed field
ramble through the pine
all my loyalty was yours
all your joys were mine

We would camp upon the bank
to watch the sails that sped
I would offer you my back
to rest your dreaming head
all of our adventures
in existence but a sigh
moccasins as silent
as arrows in the sky

In nature is a song
that from the spirit flows
from the wild I came
to the wild I will go
and grant I meet you there
when time will turn to air
to shepherd you in heaven
this is my newfound prayer."


Gizmosav said...

What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it.
Give your dad a great big birthday hug from us and lotsa newfie licks from me.

Lucia a/k/a Newfi said...

That poem brought a tear to my eye! Thank you for shearing it.
Luci A/K/A Newfie