One of my late husband Bill’s favorite shows was The Sound of Music. When we first met in 2002, he was living in Fowler, Colorado, and I here in Sheridan, Wyoming. One of the many cassette tapes he sent me in the three years of our long distance relationship before we were married was a recording of the Broadway production. The following poem was inspired by a song from this musical. Click this link to hear me read the poem and sing the song.
REFLECTIONS OF EDELWEISS
A flower that grows in the Swiss Alps,
a promise of dedication never given to me
but he showed his love in other ways:
his voice, kiss, touch.
Dedicated through pain, sorrow, paralysis,
all I have now are memories of Edelweiss.