A Poem

I give you this one thought to keep.
I am with you still.  I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone.
I am with you still in each new dawn.


And in Spanish…

Les doy este pensamiento a guardar
Estoy con ustedes aún.  No duermo.
Soy mil vientos que soplan.
Soy los copos que brillan sobre una capa de nieve.
Soy la luz del sol que baña las espigas maduras.
Soy la lluvia fresca del otoño.
Cuando se despiertan en la mañana callada,
soy el ruido y aleteo urgido 
de aves que montan y flotan en vuelos circulares.
Soy las estrellas brillantes que endulzan el cielo de noche.
No piensen que me he ido.
Estoy con ustedes en cada amanecer.


3 Replies to “A Poem”

  1. Thank you for sharing that. I also wanted to say thank you for the celebration of life. It was beautiful and so good to see so many friends and hear those loving memories. I only knew Ellen for about 5 years…I started working at DHHS and Ellen was always so kind to me. She had such a beautiful smile and I still miss her walking down the hall humming or dancing. Miss her knitting while we were training. She will forever be someone that I look up to.


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