Member Rara Avis
Durban, South Africa
My very dear friend, Ruth, the tears are flowing freely again as I read your beautiful poem yet again. Since you emailed it to me, I just keep reading it over and over and over again. I will never tire of reading it. I am going to print several copies, so that I can access it at any moment of any day - one to carry folded up in the pocket of my jeans, another in my handbag, another in my bedside table, and as I find more places I need it, there too. It is beautiful, special, precious, and shows how much you know Daisy, Flicka and me inside and out. I am sure that Daisy and Flicka and your Cosette and Boy and Mama Kitty and your Daddy’s dog, Fred were in communication with you about this, knowing your kindness and compassion and animallyness and sincere poetic talent.
Your poem means the world to me. I haven’t the foggiest idea how to thank you for this. I tried in my emails, but nothing worked (for me), but my consolation is that I believe that you know in your heart what it means to me – that is why and how you wrote it.
Thank you too, so very much, Ida, Margherita, latearrival, Lindsay and Kate, for loving Ruth’s poem, and Daisy and Flicka and me.
May God bless you all with great heartwarmth and happiness in this Christmas season.