Friday, January 28, 2011

My Heart's Quiet Home

 I'm gone for the day.
I'm on my way to Kansas City to visit Momsy.
I'll be back tomorrow, though.

While I'm away, I offer you a poem from one of my favorite poets:

Sonnets are Full of Love 
Christina Rossetti (1881)

 Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome

Has many sonnets: so here now shall be

One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me

To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,

To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee

I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;

Whose service is my special dignity,

And she my loadstar while I go and come

And so because you love me, and because

I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath

Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:

In you not fourscore years can dim the flame

Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws

Of time and change and mortal life and death.

And I offer you my favorite piece of music
Written by my favorite composer
Played by my (almost) favorite pianist.

Chopin's Valse L'adieu (Farewell Waltz)
Opus 69 No. 1in A-Flat Major
Tzvi Erez

Today, I hope you find your heart's quiet home.


  1. Thank you, jojo! Have a good day yourself. ♥

  2. Hope your trip is smooth. Holding you in my calm heart today and every day.

  3. enjoy your visit with your mother♡

    - and drive safely -- hope interstate 70 is all clear from snow ;-)

  4. Enjoy this beautiful day! Love the poem and music~~just sayin'... Love you!

  5. Thanks, Amanda! It was a long but lovely day. The trip there? I-70 was shrouded in swaths of grey fog until Booneville, but the sun broke out after that. whew.

  6. Hi Vicki--it was beautiful in KC...made me sort of wish I was at Table Rock! :-)

  7. Thank you so much, Reya. Mom's health is increasingly frail, but she had a good visit with her beautiful doctor yesterday, and I hope she'll be doing a bit better soon. All in all, not bad for an 86 year old. I so appreciate your good thoughts and energy accompanying me. xoxo


Your visit makes my heart smile. Thank you.