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A/N: Pulled from the archives (2005) in honor of my husband's birthday today. 12/18/26.

Snow falling softly
Teardrops mingle with the flakes
on your frozen crypt

------
Grandma Bea





------
Grandma Bea


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The following comments are for "Winter Vignette"
by Beatrice Boyle

Bea
I'm not really into poetry, but every time I read one of your pieces, I have greater appreciation for the art.

This haiku . . . is perfect. It's something that should be written on parchment in calligraphy, and framed prominently in one's home.

It also left me with a deep feeling of sadness; and, trust me, it's hard to make me feel sad.

Brilliant work! This the best haiku I've read since coming to litdotorg.

Ochani Lele

( Posted by: ochanilele [Member] On: December 19, 2008 )

Bea
I have posted before that haikus are not my cup of tea. But dear lady I know a good when when I read it. Thanks

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: December 19, 2008 )

Bea...
Hey Bea...im frowning with love right now...the holidays can suck when your loved ones have turned invisible...have a happy holiday anyway...eggnog it till ya puke (that would probably entail 2 sips since eggnog is typically disgusting)

( Posted by: kilgoretrout [Member] On: December 19, 2008 )

I'm touched, Stuart!
Stuart...I'm touched by your reaction to this...it is my favorite too.

Haven't written Haikus in a while...will have to jump back into it.

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 19, 2008 )

Thanks, jonpenny!
Thanks jonpenny, I'm much obliged!

Merry Christmas!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 19, 2008 )

Still miss him Des!
Thanks Francisco...it's been 19 years...feels like it was yesterday! Will miss him until we meet again!

But I don't mourn him...just long for the way it use to be...warts and all!

Love ya,
Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 19, 2008 )

Beas' sad snow
It is hard for me to get my mind around the image, I love a soft snow so. Teardrops with the flakes...that is so sad. I am sorry you had to get your mind around the reality of it. Robert.

( Posted by: robnjop [Member] On: December 19, 2008 )

Hi Terence
Terence...Well...your friends here at Lit aren't invisible...we love ya and I for one will raise a glass to you on Christmas.

As for eggnog...the mere thought of it makes me puke!

Here's lookin at you kid!
Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 20, 2008 )

Thanks Robert.
Thanks for caring Robert...the holidays are when I miss him the most, especially since his birthday is exactly a week before Christmas!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 20, 2008 )

Tina,Stuart,Lena & The Reverend!
Thank you all for the 10...this was a labor of love for me!

Happy Holidays!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 20, 2008 )

haiku
It's a very moving haiku. Filled with emotion.
R K

( Posted by: R.K.Singh [Member] On: December 20, 2008 )

POEWHIT
Lying in the solid GOLD COFFIN of VANITY.

( Posted by: poewhit [Member] On: December 20, 2008 )

On your frozen crypt
Dear Bea,
This one speaks to me. My fiances ( he died 10 yrs ago) birthday is Christmas. In three small sentences you explained exactly how I feel.

( Posted by: KatHarlander [Member] On: December 20, 2008 )

Dagger and R.K. Singh
R.K..so glad it "touched" you!

Dagger...never be ashamed of being moved to tears by something that touched you. It proves you have a tender heart and a compassionate soul!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 21, 2008 )

COFFIN OF VANITY???
I'd like to know who's VANITY you speak of Poewhit? Explain?

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 21, 2008 )

Thank you KatHarlander
My heart goes out to you Kat...our tears entwine.

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 21, 2008 )

Bea
I have noticed Bea, that poewhits comments rarely make any sense at all, so don't waste your time trying to figure it out. His poetry is much better than his comments. Robert.

( Posted by: robnjop [Member] On: December 21, 2008 )

Thank you Robert!
Nice to know that chivalry isn't dead after all!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 21, 2008 )





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