About this blog

My only daughter's name is Clea. Clea was six years and nine months old and she was enjoying a family holiday in Samoa when the ocean surged as a wall, ten metres high, and drowned her. Many other people died that morning of 29 September 2009.
The other four members of her family survived the tsunami.
Life has never been the same since. It will never be the same. This blog features memories, reflections, poetry, etc...
Just let me stay with her under this moon,
hold her in my arms, spin her in the air,
with my dear daughter in some timeless swoon.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Swallows, show me the way: A sonnet

Swallows, show me the way

Where will you be found, since I am so lost
without you? What winds will my sails follow
across these desperate seas? Will swallows
show me the way to you? Will my soul, tossed

this and that way, find some peace and relief?
This is hellish living, of you deprived.
On a vain hope my loving feelings thrived
for so long, holding on to this belief:

Oh, yes, we will be together once more,
and we’ll hold hands, and dance; I’ll smell your hair,
and gaze at those hazel eyes I adore,

hear your voice… We’ll enjoy the love we share,
smiling, giggling, the way it was before,
where nothing matters, as we’re past all care.

(First published in Azuria#3, Summer 2013-14). Azuria is published by Geelong Writers, ISSN 2200-2367).

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