Ode to an angel

'Ode to an angel' rounds off a collection of more than 20 short stories in a new book called, 'These Winter Months: The Late Orphan Project Anthology'. The stories are written after the death of a parent and focus on the intricate and universal workings of family - regrets, learning, problem solving, daily life, and most definitely, love.

My 'Ode to an angel' and short story, 'The Teacher' are part of that collection. You can find the book at https://www.createspace.com/6021628  

 

Ode to an angel ~

Two baubles of hazel rimmed in brown, glimmer and follow my walk across the expanse.

They know.

They care.

They watch high and low, near and far, protecting as a long-time guardian.

Their ripples of warmth flow on wings of abundant love that nurture its young.

Tears well at the framed image of you above our table.

We know you’re here today, where we have gathered to celebrate.

The woman dressed in red knows too, within her own pale eyes of grey, sad and lonely and that pine for you.

They say more than anyone dares see.

You breathe into our home of joy, among the fluttering fuchsias and vacillating vines that once you tended, within the wine you brewed.

We know you’re here, where you watch over as a sentinel on lookout duty. Our keeper and custodian of this family.

We see you in the face of those sitting today, in their smiles and laughter and eyes too, in their weariness after this being together, grand day, dressed in an apron of yesterday.

You’re always with us, in the hues of our dreams and thoughts, in your knick-knacks within our homes and seedlings of our garden, in our every way.

We know an angel is here today.

 

 

Comments 10

 
Rosy Cole on Friday, 09 September 2016 12:13

Moni, you have captured in a quite spectacular way how we glimpse those we have loved, who've 'moved on', in the beloved still embodied and how their experiences are affected. Thank you for sharing this. I'm hoping Anne can be persuaded to do a guest post here about the Anthology and its purpose.

Love the spindle blossoms, too. Heart-shaped and blooming when the leaves are no more.

Moni, you have captured in a quite spectacular way how we glimpse those we have loved, who've 'moved on', in the beloved still embodied and how their experiences are affected. Thank you for sharing this. I'm hoping Anne can be persuaded to do a guest post here about the Anthology and its purpose. Love the spindle blossoms, too. Heart-shaped and blooming when the leaves are no more.
Monika Schott on Saturday, 10 September 2016 05:50

Thanks, Rosy.

Thanks, Rosy.
Former Member on Saturday, 10 September 2016 22:16

Very moving and tender words Monika.

Thank you.

Mary

Very moving and tender words Monika. Thank you. Mary
Monika Schott on Sunday, 11 September 2016 07:38

My pleasure, Mary. I hope they give some comfort. X

My pleasure, Mary. I hope they give some comfort. X
Katherine Gregor on Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:10

Very moving and hopeful, Monika.

Very moving and hopeful, Monika.
Monika Schott on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 23:02

Thanks, Kathryn. There's always hope, even when it's hiding!

Thanks, Kathryn. There's always hope, even when it's hiding!
Sue Martin Glasco on Saturday, 17 September 2016 21:29

Beautiful lines, Monika! Certainly the hope is letting us know it is there even is hidden.

Beautiful lines, Monika! Certainly the hope is letting us know it is there even is hidden.
Monika Schott on Sunday, 18 September 2016 01:11

Thanks, Sue. :)

Thanks, Sue. :)
Former Member on Monday, 19 September 2016 01:31

This is so elegant and tender, thank you.

This is so elegant and tender, thank you.
Monika Schott on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:52

That's lovely, elegance is beautiful. Thanks, Arté Ma.

That's lovely, elegance is beautiful. Thanks, Arté Ma.
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