The Parting

There is a poem we would like to share, penned in 1678 by John Norris [1657 – 1711], a philosopher and poet who lived a quiet and placid life as a country parson and thinker:

The Parting

How fading are the joys we dote upon!
Like apparitions seen and gone.
But those which soonest take their flight
Are the most exquisite and strong –
Like angels’ visits, short and bright;
Mortality’s too weak to bear them long.

These words have particular meaning to us, having lost Keely so recently to The Bridge and now Winnie’s approaching departure for Guide Dog school.

Thank you to our furiend Pantie @Hf_Fulvia for leading us to this verse.