A Poem and My Dad

17 Dec

My poet friend, Kim Ridgeon, has given permission to share this beautiful poem with you today.

It is a day of reflection for me today as my Dear Dad died on this day in 2004 after a very hard year and his last seventeen days in a wonderful hospice. They let us make his room so personal with his bookcase, Des Amis Silencieux,  and all the books he had written, a favourite painting on the wall and flowers that I took in daily.  If you’d like to read a bit more about the bookcase, click here.

The photo used on his book jackets with his beloved Burmese cat, Shoshone


Posted by on December 17, 2022 in family, photography, poetry, Postaday2022


5 responses to “A Poem and My Dad

  1. nrhatch

    December 18, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    What books did he write?

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm

      13 for children including The Fate of Jeremy Visick and Thimbles. For adults writing as Jane Julian, including Ellen Bray. 😊

  2. beth

    December 17, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    what a beautiful leaving for him and beautiful poem

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 18, 2022 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you. It was the best it could be. xx

  3. Judith

    December 17, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Thinking of you Sally as you remember your Dad. My Dad recently passed away and I still don’t believe he’s gone! He was very poorly, unfortunately no hospice beds available but the ward he was nursed on was absolutely amazing. All staff were wonderful, kind, caring and let us come and go as we wanted to. His last weeks were made very comfortable.
    Take good care Love Judith xxx


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