Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston





Sunday, December 11, 2011


Thank you to all my blogging friends for your kind expressions of support and comfort.

My sister will be buried tomorrow, and this is a poem I will read at that time.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
W. B. Yeats

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:

Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;

And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,

Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;

There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,

And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,

I hear it in the deep heart's core.


Leslie Parsley said...

I'm so profoundly sorry, Shaw. My heart goes out to you and your family. What a moving and sensitive poem by Yeats you have selected. I'm sure your sister would be enormously touched by it - as I am. xxxooo

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Dearest Shaw,
I can't think of a more fitting tribute for your sister than the one you selected - and the presence of your loving family as a testament to her life and keepers of her memory. Please accept my condolences for your profound loss.

The Edge Columns said...

Beautiful poem. Sad time. Sorry.

S.W. Anderson said...

Shaw, I'm so sorry you've lost a loved one. Well meaning words can't fill the sense of loss, I know. But time heals the wound and eases the pain.

The poem is beautiful indeed.

Unknown said...

Very sorry to read of your sister's passing, Shaw... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

dmarks said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I only caught up on these posts last night.

Good poem.

Dave Miller said...

Shaw, I am one of those praying kind of people... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you gather today...

okjimm said...

ah, that is sweet... so...human...sisterly. thoughts with you.

Pamela Zydel said...

My Dear Shaw, You rise above such tragedy like no one else I know. I admire your strength and courage so much.

That poem is beautiful.

(()) << Hugs to you, my dear friend.

Lisa said...

Shaw I am deeply sorry for the loss of your sister.
Wishing you strength,love and peace during this sad time.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To each of my blogging buds:


Thank you for your caring comment.

(O)CT(O), you are a special cephalopod and have a very special place in my very human heart.

The Edge Columns, Thank you for your kind thoughts.

S.W. Anderson, You are so correct, and your wise words are so appreicatged.

repsac3, Thank you so much for coming here and for your kind words.

dmarks, your kind words are appreciated.

Dave, our family is a praying family. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

okjimm, your thoughts and condolences are appreciated.

Pam, you know how I feel about you, dear friend. I value your friendship at this awful time.

Lisa, we've knocked our heads together so many times, but the fact that you came here with consoling words at this time means so much to me. You have made this terrible time in my life a bit lighter. I hope you understand how much that comment is appreciated. I loved this sister, as I loved the one I lost 2 years ago. It is terrible to lose those you love. Thank you, Lisa. Peace.


Lisa said...

In the end Shaw we are all human,all the best. Hurry back so we can knock heads again. :)

Rational Nation USA said...

Shaw - Indeed a moving, and fitting poem to celebrate the life of your sister.

Losing one dear to you is always a profound loss and the vacancy always remains. Our memories and loving thoughts continue to sustain us as we go forward.

tha malcontent said...

I was just made aware of the extremely bad news, and I wish to express my deepest condolences, to you and your family during this most difficult period.
My sincerest sympathy to you on your loss.
Sincerely, Ralph.

Shaw Kenawe said...


I appreciate your kind words at this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.