Yartzeit *anniversary of a loved one’s death* #SocialMediaMonday#Poetry #Inspiration

Here’s something from fellow poet Joan Myles that tugged at my heart. I’m planning to read her latest collection, One Goes to the Sea, and review it here sometime this month. So, please stay tuned. Meanwhile, here’s a poem she wrote as a tribute to her mother, who passed several years ago.

Yartzeit
my glass of wine sanctifies time
but can’t bring you back
again I open the window
as a sign for both of us

 

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

7 thoughts on “Yartzeit *anniversary of a loved one’s death* #SocialMediaMonday#Poetry #Inspiration”

      1. Hi again, Abbie, Joan and all.

        I lost my mother in 2001. She was only 57 years old. I was raising a teenager at the time and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through. I still miss her mightily at times and I am sure I always will.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Abbie…the path of grief is certainly a place to find and cherish friends. May we all find comfort in journeying together.

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    1. You’re welcome, Joan. Perhaps you could enlighten us as to the title. I’m not familiar with the word “yartzeit.” It’s possible other readers aren’t, either. Thank you for sharing this lovely, heartfelt poem.

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      1. i’m not sure if the term is Hebrew or Yiddish. It basically means the anniversary of a loved one’s death in Jewish practice. Of course, the anniversary is traditionally honored according to the lunar calendar, which would have placed the date sometime last week. Thanks for your kind interest and friendship.

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