Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Mother's Recompense


And, oh, how blessed is it thus to meet! 
To feel that vanished years have not estranged us, 
distance has not diminished love,
 that we are to each other even as we parted; 
to feel again the fond kiss, 
to hear once more the accents of a voice which to us has been for years so still,
--a voice that brings with it the gush of memory! 
Past days flit before us; 
feelings, thoughts, hopes, 
we deemed were dead, 
all rise again, 
summoned by that secret witchery, 
the well-remembered though long silent voice. 
 Let years, long, lingering, saddening years drag on their chain,
 let youth have given place to manhood,
 manhood to age, 
still will it be the same--the voice we once have loved, 
and deemed to us for ever still--oh, time, and grief, and blighted hope will be forgotten,
 and youth, in its undimmed and joyous beauty, 
its glow of generous feelings, i
ts bright anticipations, 
all, all again be ours.
-Grace Aguilar, The Mother's Recompense, Volume II, 1859

 

12 comments:

  1. Purrs for you, remembering your beautiful Abby.

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  2. Such a lovely poem.
    Purrs and Hugs as you remember Abby.
    One day, we will see our kitties again.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ
    and Angel Tillie

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  3. What a lovely poem! As always, this is such a beautiful picture of Abby.

    Hugs and purrs to you today...

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  4. So lovely and touching. It reminded Mom that after her dad died, she asked for the tape out of her parent's answering machine so she could have a recording of his voice. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  5. Abby so loved her special Mom too.

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  6. Beautiful photo and lovely words xox

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  7. Beautiful verse and gorgeous picture of Abby. I sure do love your header too. Very nice.

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