Sunday, June 28, 2009

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...

46 comments:

krystyna said...

I like each line,
wonderful poem
and beautiful dedication!
You reminded me about my lovely grandparents and their's old house.


Nice you came back!

Sojourner said...

Hi Kuan... nice to see you...
I see, it is that time of the year again. Brings a wave of nostalgia to me too.

thank you.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous lines! Please accept the sincerest homage that I pay to your grandparents! I'm sure they have been the lights of your life!

Neers said...

beautiful, kuan! grandparents can be such a force in one's life and then everything connected with them is almost like a fairy tale. the poem brings out just that!

and good to see you after longgg! :)


p.s: am to be a mommy soon! :) hows you and family?

DeLi said...

touching......

Kuan Gung said...

Hi Krystyna...nice to see you again, and I believe I need to get back here for some balance...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

Greetings Sojourner...glad to see you're still active here...I'll be back over there again...and you're right, it's what summers are made of...memories

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you so much Rakesh!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you DeLi

Kuan Gung said...

Warm greetings Neers, so glad to see you old friend and congratulations!

mystic rose said...

Beautiful music!

That's a very touching tribute to your grandparents. They are such a force in one's life. I miss mine very much.

Thank you Kuan!

mystic rose said...

Kuan, Your poem is just so gentle and beautiful. I wanted to read it again. Please submit it to a literary journal.

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you mystic rose

Calli said...

Just lovely, Kuan, the poem, the music - all of it!

and thank you so much for following my blog and your beautiful comments.

magical blessings~
Calli

Jenny said...

Hi Kuan,

Your poetry is really stunning and unique. It is a pleasure reading it.

Your comment on my blog got lost by some reason straight after I had received it and did not get published. Sorry! But I see here that I am on your list, so I feel honoured that you appriciate my poetry.

Thank you!

Escapist said...

Your poem have the perfect howling effect in it...Loved it



jollliieessss !!!!!!!!!!!

DeLi said...

wow,
i love the rhytm
words just lull me to the beauty of your poetry

Kuan Gung said...

Hi Jenny...love your pen...very nice blog...

Kuan Gung said...

You're an incredible writer Calli...powerful images and great prose!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you escapist...warm greetings

Kuan Gung said...

Deli...I'm sincerely honored...what a great blog you have...truly great

Cynthia said...

This is a beautiful dedication
poem to your Grandparents, upon
reading the first line I was
struck by the love threading
each line.

SarahA said...

I am loving this old house with your words written.Beautiful dedication, you.

Kuan Gung said...

Warm greetings and thank you Cynthia

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you sarah

Cynthia said...

A loving and tender pastoral poem
for/in honor of your grandfather.
He must have had a beautiful soul
and this you have inherited from
him Kuan.

Margie said...

A very beautiful poem!
So touching!

Wonderful to see you here, again!

Margie

joanne said...

what a beautiful poem and tribute... i've missed your posts and always remember your gentle presence in another one of my blog lives...

hope you are well, friend...

Gerry Boyd said...

Bravo!

Kuan Gung said...

Grat to s you back Margie...warm greetings

Kuan Gung said...

Warm gretings joanne...was just at your blog!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you Gerry...

Rainbow dreams said...

what a beautiful tribute.

Thank you for your kind comments over at my place, Katie

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Neers said...

thank you Kuan!! how have you been??

Shirazi said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me comments. You have a very peaceful (and romantic) blog here, Happy New Year.

dance said...

hello~..................................................

Margie said...

Wishing you a very happy New Year!

Othersideblue said...

hi

I hope that u are doing fine

Neers said...

KUAN!!! my friend where have you been?

Neers said...

Kuan, as always its great to hear from you and humbling to be appreciated by you!

i see no updates! been busy?

Kuan Gung said...

Greetings folks...I recently have had some health issues and hope to heal and be back in the near future...the best to all...

Kuan Gung said...

Hi neers...sorry it's been a while, I hope to heal and return...
thank you...

Neers said...

where are you? why dont you write?

Neers said...

kuan, where? drop a line on email at least or twitter.com/neersya

Kuan Gung said...

Greetings Neers, it's been a long, long time and I am alive and well.

Inspiration has left me...I hope it returns again very soon. I hope things are well with you old friend...sending the very best.