Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi
suicide regrets: i missed the nuances of your decline
A poem dedicated to my brother, a victim of suicide, who suffered in silence. Call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.
Haiku: Their Souls were in the Sunset
“Silence”, A Guest Blogger’s Homage to His Grandmother
Glover Gardens’ first guest blogger shares memories of his grandmother with a beautiful translation of Still by Jupiter Jones.
Notre Dame is Not Gone, Just in a Different Form
I wrote the haiku below a couple of years ago, after visiting Notre Dame on a business trip just a few weeks after my Dad died. Like so many people all around the world, I’m heartbroken about today’s fire that so badly damaged this beloved […]
Time Travel in the Produce Section (a poem)
A vignette in the produce section inspired a poem about dads and daughters.
I didn’t know you, Anthony Bourdain.
For people like me, there’s a sense of loss from the abrupt ending of Anthony Bourdain’s huge contribution to the canons of travel, food and cultural understanding, and a reluctant but absolutely unavoidable comparison to our own unwelcome experiences with the savage, raw, rollercoaster aftermath of suicide.
Three Haiku from a Day at the Beach, Remembering Dad
Thanksgiving weekend, eight of us family members spanning three generations packed into my Honda Pilot and headed down to the Bolivar Peninsula where I grew up. We were on a mission to visit Dad’s favorite restaurant down there, and remember him. It was a perfect […]
Haiku: Over the Rainbow
Labor Day: Cherries and Empathy at the Beach
Labor Day weekend of 2000 was the last time I saw my Mom; we shared cherries and empathy at the beach house on the Bolivar Peninsula.
Death is Life-Affirming: Hibiscus Haiku
A gift of a live and blooming hibiscus, with a heartfelt haiku to celebrate Dad’s life.
New Jazz Composition, “A Modern Requiem” – a Tribute to a Wonderful Grandfather
A Modern Requiem, a new tune from jazz composer Thomas Wenglinski. It’s lovely, and dedicated to his late grandfather, Frank Harvell.
you, amazing you / footprints on our heart-sands (another poem for Dad from a grateful daughter)
A Poem from Long Ago: “For You, Mom, On Your Brother’s Death”
My uncle Nathan, my mother’s brother, would have been 70 this month. He was only 40 when he died in 1988. Sad and shocked, I wrote this poem for my Mom at the time and it was part of his memorial service. Just today, I […]
The One Thing No One Ever Says About Grieving | Thrive Global
Reblog of the Thrive Global article about the grieving process by Katherine Schafler, NYC-based psychotherapist, writer and speaker.
Haiku: Open Window
an open window, the soul outlasts the body: eternal spirit This single open window at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris inspired my haiku. It is a very peaceful and comforting place. Dad is not gone, just in a different form. Travel is so illuminating […]
Awesome Support After a Loss
When you lose someone you love, you go through changes that you cannot control. Some part of you goes away for a while, trying to process it. Some other part tries to maintain the status quo, to “be strong”. You hold some of yourself in […]
memory-honey (another poem for Dad)
A little bee poem from a grieving and grateful daughter about making Dad-memories into honey.