Dixie and Vandana,
Thank you, think I missed you earlier in my reply..
Pilgramage (Nan?) Yep! Good description of spring +. Thanks
Thanks for the time and effort and the wonderful and the xxoo, me too!
Glad you enjoyed this very much. I thank you for your comments. They made me smile. (Something you seem to do quite often.) I appreciate you.
One final note for newcomers. This is a very friendly, loving place of which to be a part.
On very rare occasions, as in life outside this site, there are those with whom we come across and have personality conflicts.
Please disregard the problem with Karilea and myself. It has NOTHING to do with the value and premise of how and why this site began.
Though we tried being 'friends' at Christmastime, that just didn't take and life is too short to allow this negativity to blossom.
Ignoring the insensitivity would have allowed it to continue. There are no nuanes in: sorrow's face, death to dust, grief, breezes of my loss, dearly departed, etc. when someone says, Good poem, Pat still smiling, it hurts, period.
Again, thank you all for reading and I'll probably rewrite this for there are a couple of places which don't read smoothly...tho. too late to edit...I have learned a little more about poetry writing.
Thank you all for your time in reading and the responses. Hugs and love, Pat
..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..