“The Span of Our Dreams” ~Poetry by Linda Willows


The Span of Our Dreams

I could not say goodbye when you suddenly left
My voice fell away from your emptied chest.
You vanished in moments to the dust of this world.
While I still stood by, bound like a child curled.
I held your sweet laughter, tears and joy sighs;
Delight in life’s giving, and gifts true and wise.

How could your soul make such a passage to go
Without word, prayer or sign- to have let me know.
I held your life dear in my own hearts wing
With the span of our dreams for each sacred thing.
Two was a force that could forge all with might.
I never believed that you could vanish from sight.

This isn’t goodbye, I cannot speak, even still
For my heart lies awake with one wing here to fill.
Come to me, let a prayer come through blushed with love,
telling me, holding, keeping us from above.
Give peace to my path, to my heart and my hand.
Its time now, I know, to mind God’s command.

©2012 Linda Willows


Dedicated to my Mother, who passed so soon, and so suddenly and long ago.

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Mother Heart, Born of Hope

Mother Heart, born of hope,
of dreams that tie forever’s elope.
Love immersed in tender gaze
from near or far which follows all days.

Gentle bond to swaddled care
from birth to times that challenge heart’s dare.
Nothing ever alters the breath once shared,
yet each day is new and brings its own wares.

Mothers Heart, opens to fill with grace
acceptance, forbearance and the soul’s very face,
anchored throughout all of the turns of life’s fate.
It emboldens, widens and curls towards Love’s Gate.

©2011 Linda Willows