Friday, July 22, 2011

Poetry Friday: for Kathy

The Write Sisters are grieving today for our sister Sally and the whole Wilkins clan. Their girl, Kathryn Wilkins Rios, died in Nicaragua on July 9th. The funeral was this past Wednesday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



In love longing
I listen to the monk's bell
I will never forget you
even for an interval
short as those between the bell notes.

                -- Izumi Shikibu
Tabatha Yeatts is hosting Poetry Friday today over at The Opposite of Indifference.

8 comments:

Rasco from RIF said...

What a beautiful tribute to a young woman who was clearly full of life and service!

Diane Mayr said...

Thank you, Janet.

Barbara said...

Very nice, Janet.

Amy LV said...

Kathy's life is an inspiration. May you find peace in the memory of her goodness and spirit.

Andy said...

Thanks for that, Janet.

Tabatha said...

"I will never forget you
even for an interval
short as those
between the bell notes."

Beautiful, Janet. My best to Sally, her family, and all who loved Kathy.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Sending thoughts and prayers.

Mary Lee said...

This is, indeed, a beautiful tribute.