Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sharing a Poem

I'm going back in time to repost blogs from my past.  
This one appeared two years ago today.


A Name and a Rose


A name and a rose on the piano
It all comes down to this
It gives you pause to contemplate
On how much you can miss

In the days and moments between the time
You’re born and wind up here
And in the life remembered by
This plaque and flower bier

A name and a rose on the piano
Brings back memories
Of talk, laughter, meals and stories
Shared salubriously

So, remember and celebrate each life gone by
Not lugubriously  
But savor the moments together
In this life upon the sea

And don’t forget too soon 
We will all be on the list
A name and a rose on the piano
It all comes down to this

The author of this poem (not me) wishes to remain anonymous.




Here at Vantage House when someone dies their name is printed, framed and placed with a flower  on the piano.  Note there are two frames - when this photo was taken the second frame had just been added and the flowers appeared the next day.

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

How sad, but a lovely custom. Is it a hospice house maybe?

Tom said...

,,,savor every moment, you never will get a second chance.

Kay said...

Oh my... It is sad, but so very beautiful. And here I was sitting wishing this year of staying at home would pass quickly. It’s a reminder to savor even this time together with loved ones.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice poem but sad thought expressed in it. Hope those who recently passed were not close friends.