In Memory of Birgit


Rest in peace

June 14, 1951 – June 14, 2006

This Gift Of Life

***

After great pain a formal feeling comes–
The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
The stiff Heart questions–was it He that bore?
And yesterday–or centuries before?

The feet, mechanical, go round
A wooden way
Of ground, or air, or ought,
Regardless grown,
A quartz contentment, like a stone.

This is the hour of lead
Remembered if outlived,
As freezing persons recollect the snow–
First chill, then stupor, then the letting go.

(Emily Dickinson)

4 responses to “In Memory of Birgit

  1. Hi Raggedy, ich denke heute schon den ganzen Tag an Birgit.

  2. Hallo emmeni! Es ist schoen, dass sie auch noch in deinen Gedanken ist.

  3. My sincerest condolences go out to you and your family.

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