Monday, November 02, 2015

Coming to terms with emptiness

An undated fragment from a notebook written following the unexpected death of brother in law Eddie Colvill on St Luke's Day, but given the date of All Souls Day.

How can I write my tears?
Where can I set them down
and gaze at the wonder
of love that gave them birth?

There is only aching
restless misery in
endless moments of loss
transfixed by the void here
between the fullness of the past
and a future yet to be revealed
whatever it may contain,
good or ill.

All certainty is gone
Seemingly helpless
faced only with
the perennial struggle
to conquer fear
to be found by peace
in the eternal present.

JKK 02/11/2015