Wednesday, November 08, 2006

This Old House


It rests upon a gentle crest,
with stately elms embracing its breast.

Rising high above they spread their wings,
beholding in the dwelling the loved souls that sing.

At dawn they rise for the coming day’s toil,
turning the earth and cultivating the soil.

The bountiful orchards set ablaze,
attracts them there for a pause on the warm spring day.

Their flowers rise in glory, what a beautiful sight,
releasing their essence, the great breath of light.

The sun rests on the horizon in the west,
reminding them of the hard days coming rest.

The robins sing their goodnight song,
until once again the emergence of dawn.

Their souls in slumber released in flight,
This grand old house holds them dear to the night.

Kuan Gung
Dedicated to my departed grandparents who lived, loved and cared for the earth in this old house. The two most influential souls in my life...I miss them dearly.

33 comments:

Ilias- said...

Very sweet poem. Thank you for sharing.
Ilias

Sojourner said...

a lovely dedication Kuan.

Known Stranger said...

RT is amazing and wonderful . lady of great talent and skill

Neers said...

Kuan!!! this is... so...poignant! felt that stab of nostalgia, instantly! and heyyy ths is rare... something from your pen! very soothing thanks friend for sharing!

my life.... said...

i am sorry to hear abt yr gransparents.... i am sure that yr grandparents will continue to bless u ... its a beautiful poem...take care:)

Enemy of the Republic said...

It's funny how death can inspire the most wonderous poetry. This touches me.

mysti said...

Very beautiful tribute to your grandparents. Thank you for sharing. Peace and blessings to you!

EXSENO said...

I think that every good poet writes from the heart. It's a beautiful poem and your heart is surely in it.

isaiah said...

Very moving-

I linked to your blog at my site. Thanks for the Rumi!

Keshi said...

WOW mind blowing!

Keshi.

Mindinside said...

What a wonderful surprise
You writing yourself this time
very nice ..
God bless those two who u loved so much.

trinitystar said...

awwwwwwwwh ... what a grand little house tis that!
:o)

samuru999 said...

I loved this poem!
Very nice!
I am sure it would make your grandparents smile!

Margie

Eileen Meyer said...

I was very touched by this Kuan. Your feeling heart came through so beautifully. I look forward to more.

Kalpana said...

So sweet of you. Poem is good. Do u write poems?

Mystic Rose said...

so soothigly beautiful, kuan!
a fitting tribute for someone you cherish so deeply..i guess that is where your own depth comes from..a heritage of those who you love.
my wishes for all the divine blessings on you that your life may always be filled with that depth.

piika said...

grandmothers are so important - i miss mine, too.

Anali said...

Wonderful poem and picture. That house looks like it holds a lot of love and dear memories. Beautiful.

It is really hard losing grandparents. Mine are all gone now too. I miss them.

Id it is said...

A beautiful way to commemorate a relationship that was.
Poetry does give one wings that can span lifetimes. I'm sure your words reached their destination.

White Forest said...

beautiful pic!

Kathleen said...

Kuan, lovely to hear your words!
So beautiful!

Thank you for this...

Om Shanti!

(still having trouble getting to your post page... am linking in this home computer connection just won't do it!)

Kuan Gung said...
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Kuan Gung said...

I'd just like to express my sincere appreciation for all the kind words...thank you...deeply...

Saurabh said...

wow!!! This is absolutely beautiful!

Neers said...

Hello Friend!

Anne Bucoy said...

oh..i love the pic and the surrounding of tat hse.
very peaceful i guess....
ur poem are lovely!

nlonve (nu-lo-ne-vei) said...

this is really good kuan.... very touching.... :)... Grandparents.... always give such wonderful memories...

mystery said...

beautiful indeed...lovely words:)

Mystic Rose said...

thank you kuan! i was touched to read ur comments.

Tiesha's Place said...

What a wonderful tribute! This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

Eileen Meyer said...

Kuan? How are you doing?

Kuan Gung said...

eileen I'm doing fine my friend...I again want to also thank everyone for their very kind comments...their are indeed some kindred people who dwell here...so much wisdom...I'm often humbled by the presence..

Sojourner said...

Thanks for the wishes Kuan :)
Its always a pleasure to see you.