Saturday, October 14, 2006
In Loving Memory.......
Missing my Mom so very much this evening.....made a montage with one of her favorite songs.....
My cousin Karen in Ireland shared this poem with me. She said it reminds her of Philly. I so wish there was not an ocean that seperated us.....as the comfort of all of you here was so wonderful and we miss you all dearly.
by Katherine Tynan Hinkson
I am the pillars of the house;
The keystone of the arch am I.
Take me away, and roof and wall
Would fall to ruin me utterly.
I am the fire upon the hearth,
I am the light of the good sun,
I am the heat that warms the earth,
Which else were colder than a stone.
At me the children warm their hands;
I am their light of love alive.
Without me cold the hearthstone stands,
Nor could the precious children thrive.
I am the twist that holds together
The children in its sacred ring,
Their knot of love, from whose close tether
No lost child goes a-wandering.
I am the house from floor to roof,
I deck the walls, the board I spread;
I spin the curtains, warp and woof,
And shake the down to be their bed.
I am their wall against all danger,
Their door against the wind and snow,
Thou Whom a woman laid in a manger,
Take me not till the children grow!