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.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lily T (@LilyLuWhoT)
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 03:14:04

    What a beautiful poem – brought a tear to my eye. I love all of you so very much! ((HUGS))


  2. pantie01
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 08:29:57

    My dear furriends, meeting you we found love and feelings that help us to live every day. A corner full of emotions in a world that very often is too much taken from jelousy and richness.
    Pantie and I loves you all a lot and wish all the best to Winnie and her big family in UK and Australia.
    Xxxxxxx LY


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