echo of love

Dedicated to everyone who will be missing a loved one this holiday season.

echo of love

Time has no memory
yet he remembers
when one minute ends
another must begin

That perpetual hand delivers
fooling comfort
for everyone is confident
he will take another spin

He dims our memories
we forget his persistent ways
moving us toward
the inevitable we donโ€™t speak of

Every clock has a final turn
So learn to listen with your heart
For within every beat remains
a beloved’s echo of love

395 thoughts on “echo of love

    1. Very flattered byn your reaction. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts,

      So, happy you are back. I see you posted I will be gettig to it soon. Also, I have more of your comments in my dashboard. Will get to them shortly.
      Welcome back. Are you staying this time?


  1. Time has left a canyon in my heart. I refuse to fear the precipice, though the view is indiscernible. I hear the echo you speak of.
    Lonely, time may be a thief, but you are a Robin Hood with words, in this poem.

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    1. Flattered by your lovely words. Happy you enjoyed this little poem.

      Sorry, for my late response, I took a holiday blogging break and am finally
      catching up to comments. Thank you for your lovely words and wishes.

      I hope you holiday was magical. May your 2019 be everything you ever dreamed of


    1. Thank you so much Chuck. Sorry, for the late comment. Foir the holidays I gave myself the gift of disconnecting from technology.
      Just read a handful of posts. It was a very relaxing exercise.
      Thank you for all of your kindness.
      Happy 2019. Wish you tons of happiness and love.


  2. And here is a big Hug this holiday to the most amazing person and to a dear friend who has been with me right from my first day on WordPress. Merry Christmas Andrew. Sending lots of happiness and joy and Giggles and Rosy cheeks your way. Haha. Stay happy and stay healthy


    1. Sona, thank you for this lovely message. My holiday blogging break set me behind on responding to messages and it is
      now that I am finally catching up.

      I am hoping 2019 is being good to you. Take good care of yourself. Thank you


  3. Drew! Me encanta este poema. En serio, que maravilla. This poem has an almost otherworldly quality to it, as if inspiration came to you from the great beyond…It is truly haunting and soul-touching. Poets have often been able to feel things unseen to the ordinary eyes. Makes me think of the timeless lines in The little prince “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” This is my favorite poem of yours! You allude to so many important topics: the suppression of acknowledging oneยดs own and loved oneยดs mortality, societyยดs denial of one of liveยดs most basic truths, how important it is to honor who we love and express our love to them while they and we are around in physical form…as you can see, this is such an important topic to me. I will miss several of my closest loved ones this Christmas, but as you know, one kind of misses them every day… I find comfort in knowing that nothing is ever truly lost, and that love is an energy that is available in an abundance of places, not just family, if we manage to keep our hearts and minds open…wishing you peaceful days, dear Drew. Hasta pronto:)


    1. Bello mensaje. You have flattered me with your kind words and genrous comments. Thrilled by your words and reaction.
      Humbled too. You are so sweet. Thank you thank you thank you.

      Today I have caught up with my old messages. So sorry, for the delay in my response.
      Cuidate. xoxoxo

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  4. This was profound. There are layers and layers of deep meaning for the reader to peel away. I feel like this poem needs to be read a few times to fully embrace it. Even then it represents truth so many of us avoid facing, until it’s too late. Really well done!


    1. Very grateful for your kind words. I love your comment because there were layers of thoughts in my mind
      when I penned this. Time can be our friend and our enemy. Very happy that you liked this. Thank you for
      sharing your thoughts. It means so much

      Apologies for my late response. I took an extended holiday blogging break and I am finally catching up
      to blog reading and replying to comments. So sorry.

      Thanks again.

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  5. This beautiful post makes me feel a little sad, Andrew. It reminds me of someone, and something. Moments that are fading, no matter how hard I attempt to grasp them. But at some point, I know, the fading process will terminate. The fragments will remain. Those fragments, I know, will last a lifetime.

    Merry Christmas Andrew. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ


    1. Isabelle, thank you for your beautiful words and wishes. Grateful for your words and support.

      Sorry, for my late reply. I took a long blogging break over the holidays and am finally catching
      up on my blog reading and comments.

      I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you infinite warmth, inspiration, and love in this new year.
      Thank you

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      1. Thank you for taking time to send me such a thoughtful comment, Andrew. Itโ€™s always a delight to hear from you. Best wishes coming your way from the far north.


  6. The last stanza really tagged at my heart
    and I was a little teary-eyed reading it. Time gives an illusion of healing but the thoughts and memories stay intact.
    This is a masterpiece Drew.


  7. Loved the thoughtfulness behind this. Oh time. Itโ€™s such a fragile annoying concept isnโ€™t it? Yet Iโ€™m glad we have it because it makes us appreciate the time we do have or did have with our beloved ones. Loved the read.

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    1. Love your thoughtful words. Time is an annoying concept. Thank you for your great comments. Grateful you shared your thoughts.

      Apologies for my late response. I took a holiday blogging break that set me way back.

      Again thank you for the read and kind words


  8. What a beautiful and profound poem Drew. Time moves so quickly, and we are left with our memories. Years ago, after someone I loved died, I wrote this: “Death is conceived in the first breath of life.”


  9. Andrew, an incredibly moving poem … I read this and just had to pause, absorb the words and read again. It touches me deeply, beautiful and full of truth. This is one I will save to read again. You deserve all the wonderful comments and likes. Today was the birthday of someone Iโ€™ve lost … always a bittersweet day as I remember their childish love of their day, recall good memories but feel the gaping hole in all our lives. Very poignant poem & post.

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    1. Very flattered by your gorgeous comment. Sorry for your loss. It is difficult when these special days arrive.

      Thank you for your lovely comments and praise. Grateful for every word.

      Apologies for my late response. I took a long holiday blogging break and am finally catching up.
      Thanks again. I hope your 2019 has started off right.


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  10. Now,i understood about your sadness in your poem on the festival season.oh mom dear dew!!nobody can not word”mother”and not bear losting mother”-the inevitable,we don’t speak of….”most painful lines.i had lost my mom-cum-friend when i was seventeenth year old.most hear touching memories.i can feel your pain very well.dew.God give peace her soul.๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡๐Ÿ•‡


    1. Humbled and grateful for your words. Delighted that you liked my little poem.
      Thank you for your words and lovely support.

      Apologies for my late response. My holiday blogging break set me back on comments.
      And I am now finally catching up.

      Thanks again

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  11. I loved the line, “for everyone is confident
    he will take another spin”. This is so true, unless you’re a danger ranger like myself, in which tragedy lurks behind every corner!
    Very beautiful poem. Cheers


    1. Honored and humbled by your comment. I like that line as well. We always thin there is more time since
      we rarely know when the end is coming. Thankl you for sharing yiur thoughts. It is greatly apprciated.

      Apologies for my late response. I took a holiday blogging break that set me back on comments. I am finally
      catching up to blog rerading and replying to comments.

      Thank you


  12. The older I get the tougher the holidays become with less of the people I care about here. I hope those still around you gave you comfort this Christmas. Wonderful poem!


    1. Sorry to make you emotional. I always get emotional this time of year. It is important to share the holidays with our loved ones
      and once they are gone it is impossible.
      Thank you for your very kind message, I appreciate your words. They are gems here Amrita. xoxo

      Liked by 1 person

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