Although my father passed away more than two decades ago, I recall how difficult it was to get through the first Father’s Day after his passing. But with every year that’s gone by, I’ve come to appreciate and love him more.
Very much aware of how everyone’s lives differ and how each person grieves differently, I hope it brings some small comfort to some in knowing that, for me, the love and the memories my father and I shared, has only grown stronger.
When you passed away I was far away At the time I was told Irises meant to remember A symbol of remembrance Purple flowering irises I sent to be with you To rest by your side
When you passed away I was far away I wasn’t there to see you off Instead of I by your side Irises were laid To let passersby know I’d always remember I’d never forget you
Then now and forever You are my only iris Then now and forever I love and remember you Then now and forever
Iris is one of a small collection of poems featured in Family Garden. Please visit CadentWords to view the Introduction and select from the Table of Contents for your next garden inspired poem:
Likely the most realistic of abstract self-portraits drawn over the years, this featured drawing was created for a poem that’s just as truthful in expression – this month’s featured poem, Newborn Beach.
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Although not designated as synonyms for one another, this month’s featured word and theme (truth & reality) could very well be twins.
The dictionary describes both truth and reality with words such as, real things and real events, but the reality is, this segment isn’t about the word reality, but reality as a theme, and how it relates to poetry.
Exerpts from the first of a 3-part segment, be sure to visit CadentWords for more truth about this month’s reality and other highlights too!
With only four lines offering a peek at this poem, discover this Newborn Beach in its entirety at CadentWords, where this month’s featured highlights focus on truth and reality and how it is expressed in poetry.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one’s a sneaky one!
Selected for its spotlight shining on the endless colour of the sky, this photo was originally designed to accompany a poem titled Landscape of Love and recently inspired the creation of a Bright Mud Light cartoon character.
View more Sky Light photos and read both poems by visiting CadentWords’ photo page: