Our lady of the Rosary
Our mother’s devotion
to another mother’s
devotion to a son
crucified for us all.
A garland of roses
a string of prayers
to Mary for her son
and for her own sons.
she douses the flames with meditation while
rubbing well worn beads between thumb and finger
21 thoughts on “For Mum (1st September 1925 – 3rd October 2010)”
It took nearly two years but the funeral flowers finally died – amazing! https://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/the-funeral-flowers/
That is amazing Gabrielle! And the wonderful memories and love will always live on. Thoughts are with you. Helen
It is pretty amazing and gave me a warm feeling everytime I looked at them. Thanks for your thoughts Helen – I know you know how it feels – big hugs xx
Some events in our life defy clear expression of our feelings…your poem brings life a wonderful memory of someone very special..thanks for sharing it.
It is hard to express how we feel in normal words – here’s to poetry Charles 🙂
Your Mum was obviously an extraordinary lady. What a moving and beautiful poem. Thinking of you xxxx
Thanks Selma 🙂 She was one of a kind, that’s for sure (not that anyone else would say that about their own mum – haha – here’s to Mums everywhere.)
Heartfelt reflections on your Mum, Gabe.
Thanks bluebee – I’ve been thinking and dreaming a lot about her in the last month leading up to this anniversary 🙂
Reminds me of my mum, Gabrielle. Beautiful.
There’s a few of them around Kate 😉 those bead wranglers and worry types. Hope your Mum is doing ok at the moment – know she has been going through a very rough time of late.
beautiful, and heartbreaking – fit together like two sides of a zipper here. this is such a wonderful, full and yet sparing, tribute. you are so blessed to have her in your life, in your memories now, which you write so beautifully, she would be proud i’m sure.
Thanks tipota – zipper poetry 😉 I am blessed to have shared my life with Mum.
beautiful remembrance of your mom and expression of the effects of prayer
Thanks Aletha – her faith, prayer and the meditative effect of prayer was a life saver for my Mum.
Heartfelt words. A wonderful tribute to your wonderful Mum.x
Thanks Jane 🙂
Raised Catholic but not practicing as an adult but do remember saying the rosary many times. Wonderful tribute for your mum.
Same here Renee 😉 thank you
Thanks Mark 🙂 and don’t forget to hug your Mum (we love that sort of thing – haha)!