eagle’s flight – tricia the third – 9/18/17

Somehow this third wedding was the hardest for me. My youngest daughter getting married felt like a hole opening up somewhere deep within me. She was leaving me. She had physically left some years ago. But this giving away to another was somehow a deep sorrow buried somewhere in me under the joy of seeing the results of our helping hands in her growing up.
My joy/sorrow has become a new wine, well received by family and friends and I am made more fully whole in the new sharing with old and new friends

Tricia – the third

a seed planted
grows through to
with much tending
encouraging growth
in new and important directions
and the fruit
is so enjoyed
then crushed
for the new wine
which when aged
becomes yet more delightfully
and the wine
poured out
and shared
with others
is given away
it becomes delight
love shared
and received
in many new directions

About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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3 Responses to eagle’s flight – tricia the third – 9/18/17

  1. K.C. Yatsko says:

    That was really beautiful, Clark. Thank you for the gift of it.

  2. Owe says:

    Clark and Janet
    Congratulation to Trica, her husband and to you! I felt great when welcomming a new member in the family, as when Nils married Anna in July. God bless!

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