South Padre Island

South Padre Island

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thought Prints

Hi, friends and welcome to the new blog for haiku and other forms of poetry writing.  As I was attempting to come up with a name for this blog my Dad's love of one poem he learned in his youth came to mind.  Daddy would frequently quote these two verses of Longfellow's A Psalm of Life:

  Lives of great men all remind us
        We can make our lives sublime,
    And, departing, leave behind us
        Footprints on the sands of time ; 

    Footprints, that perhaps another,
        Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
    A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
        Seeing, shall take heart again.

Daddy was generous to a fault.  His laugh could fill a room.  Daddy's wit was known by all.  His brute strength gave him forearms like Popeye.  Never a man of wealth by world standards, he, never the less, left footprints on peoples hearts.  I can only hope that any verse shared on this new site may leave a print or two of use to those that visit.

love's legacy
imprinted on souls
forever

©  petra domina

7 comments:

  1. Found the new blog. Will look forward to your posts.

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  2. What a touching Haibun and tribute to your dad. I could simulator see him and hear his warm hearty laugh

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    1. His was a deep, hearty series of ha ha's.

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  3. ooops Iphone chose a weird word...meant to type "I could almosts see him..."

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    1. My brain now is installed with autocorrect for phone posts. : )

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  4. Hari OM
    Got it! Have put a link to here from my 'Worthylogues' blogroll... a link from here to your 'Got 0' bloggy might be a good idea Janice - so we can keep better tabs on you! YAM xx

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    1. I might can handle this today as my brain is getting a little less scrambled from the knee surgery.

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