21 August

to disappear or die gradually

I wanna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your love to me
I wanna love you night and day
You know my love will not fade away
You know my love will not fade away
Not fade away

Buddy Holly

~ ~ ~

busted flat in Baton Rouge waiting for a train
I's feeling nearly faded as my jeans
freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
nothing don't mean nothing if it ain't free yeah

Janis Joplin

~ ~ ~

the nights are cooler now

 the gloaming comes earlier

along the path to the beach goldenrod and tansy grow where the wild roses once were blooming

we sit on the porch of an evening -sweaters have been dug out from the back of drawers

and sneakers mingle with the flip-flops and water shoes in the basket by the back door

 low flying geese honk as they fly past us and settle onto the beach in the fading light of day

 this week we've felt the loss of a gracious and softhearted family member
a gentle woman

 it's a deep and enduring loss

here on our tiny island we gather as family

to say farewell

"love is real, and not fade away"

 savoring the last of summer as it sets slowly into the horizon 

we release it peacefully

 feeling it's sweet caress as it  gently fades away


  1. May the good memories never fade away and the bad ones completely disappear. Have a nice day!Thanks for your post!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  2. Great sentiments
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Summer fading, welcome Fall! What a lovely family photo.


  4. Summer always has to end and it can be a sad time, but look at those great family memories.

  5. such loving smiles, may the memories of your loved one never fade. bless you and your family

  6. May your memories never fade, its a happy photograph. Lovely take on this time of year as the month fades away.

  7. I enjoyed reading your poems, summers end does cause one to stop and reflect on the days gone by. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving kind comments.

  8. Ah summer and family gatherings....so sweet

  9. Lovely photos. So sorry for your loss.

  10. You compose a post as I wish I could..... Michelle

  11. Lovely photo of the family. My condolences for your loss and may you treasure the memories.



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