The Morning the Angels Carried Dad Away

Clear blue sky, peace eternal
This morning’s sky, could be no clearer
No clouds
Nothing, standing in the October sun’s way
Painting warm yellow sunlight across the yard and trees

Only the gentlest breeze—
That lifting the wings of angels
Coming, without notice
Departing, quickly in blessed silence
Dad held fast in their tender arms

Life prevailed, this tenth day of October
I went outside, smelled its sweet fragrance
Felt its comforting embrace in the wind
My heart fluttered, like a butterfly
A reminder, life and death, all part of one

View image poetry version here.

4 thoughts on “The Morning the Angels Carried Dad Away

  1. Beautiful, Don. Thanks!
    Dan here, using Kathleen’s computer on the road (in Boulder, actually, at her Sister’s dining room table).
    I like that photo of your Dad there.

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