Mom’s Life Closed

Posted by v. 

Because Mom wasn’t a religious person, I wanted to keep her funeral services relatively secular. I conducted a simple “service” at the graveside yesterday where I read the following Emily Dickinson poem:

My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,

So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.



Filed under The way the world works

2 responses to “Mom’s Life Closed

  1. Lo

    That’s really lovely, Vanessa.

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