I think of my maternal grandmother,
(Chelsea buns, vetkoek, hugs to save the world)
passed some 30-odd years ago –
“Kari, Kari…”, her loving voice as I drift to sleep
and remember that stark day
she fell crossing the road
outside the Durban Museum
And I, five, thinking she was dead,
But she did not let go
of my hand, and smiled
in her usual, generous way
as strangers helped her to her feet.
Always the comforter of souls –
Sweet, wonderful Lena Maree.
Memories that stay with us.
A fine remembrance poem.
Thank you, Charles.
Very touching, she must have been lovely.
Thanks, Gilly. She was the best of human nature 🙂
Very cool Blue Bee!
Sweet, wonderful Lena Maree – I love this. What a beautiful tribute xxx
Thanks, Dianne – I was fortunate to have her in my young life.
powerful and evocative!
Thanks, Christine – memories pop in at unexpected times.
Grandmothers hold a special place in our hearts.
They do, Nancy.
I love this; your grandmother is alive in your heart, as she deserves to be …
Thanks, M-R. She was a wonderful human being.
a lovely flowing poem of remembrance bb 🙂 grandmothers are very special (and what a great name – Lena Maree)
Thanks, Gabe. I was very lucky to have two of the best 🙂 I miss them both.
A touching and emotive share bb, loved this xPenx
Thanks, Pen 🙂
so touching BB
Glad this touched you, Jo. 🙂
A lovely tribute.
She was an inspiration. And she loved to write. 😘
Comforter of souls. Words to make a fitting epitaph. Her hugs, her soft voice, that face, and a name to match. Beautiful.
Thank you, Monica. She was beautiful in every sense.
You are lucky to have a picture of your grandmother as a young woman. So special.
A lovely tribute to a lovely person, BB. Beautiful.
Thank you, Adee. She was the kindest, most nurturing person I’ve ever known.