My Father’s Day

Author : Cadence Beret


Mourning a Father’s Passing

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.


Iris

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:



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Happy Father’s Day

Author : Cadence Beret


Arborescence

Your roots reach far and wide
Below the underground
Holding the soil together
For us to bloom upon

Your canopy’s expanse
Provides comfort and shelter
From excessive temperatures
Throughout every season

You are solid tall and strong
A natural protector
Rugged and elegant
Sturdy and handsome

You grow and keep on reaching
For the sky above
While protecting us constantly
To bloom in all our beauty


One of a small collection of poems featured in Family Garden, please click here for more garden inspired poetry:



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CadentColour : Sun


sun colour palette

From sunbow to sunbeam and sunburst to sunbaked – pick up on Cadence’s notes about this month’s sunny colour palette and view other featured highlights too!


sunbow : #f6f7d5

sunbeam : #fbe185

sunburst : #dfa345

sunbaked : #523507


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COLOUR : sun



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CadentPhoto : Sunglow Star


photo by cadence

At CadentWords, this month’s features and highlights revolve around truth and reality – and as surreal as this photo might seem, it’s actually truly real.


Visit CadentWords for more about this sunglowing star, and catch up on other featured highlights too!

PHOTO : sunglow star



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CadentImage : Truths


truths

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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IMAGE : truths

CadentArt



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OceanAir : Paroxysmal Delight

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there are no words to describe
the absolute bliss
the sense of completeness
when every particle within
in and all around me
irrepressibly
intensify
and then subside


Paroxysmal Delight, as the title suggests, takes on sensual tones while moving from a breeze to the sea in wavelike motions.

One of a collection of poems gathered in OceanAir, this romantic and sensual poem has much more to it than these 8 lines.


Visit OceanAir to view Paroxysmal Delight in its entirety along with other ocean and air inspired poems:

OceanAir : Introduction

Paroxysmal Delight


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CadentTheme : Reality


reality

really real

realities

reality is real


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!

THEME : reality



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CadentWord : Truth


truth

must I be injected

with a dose of truth serum

to tell my simple truth

as truthful as it is


This month’s featured word, a rather common and familiar one, might lead some to wonder why there is a need for it to be highlighted while focusing on poetry.

The fact is, full disclosure of one’s truth is usually shared in confidence with a trusted one. And the bottom line is, people are free to choose to believe whether something is true or not.


The first of a 3-part segment – visit CadentWords for more about this month’s featured word and look through other highlights too!

WORD : truth



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CadentPoem : Newborn Beach


When you were itsy bitsy

I would take you with me

Together we would go

And sit close to the sea


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.



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