A scene wonderfully painted, Darren. For your grandmother's passing, I am sorry but for your moment of potential universal enlightenment, I am not. Not religious myself, but there are some things that simply cannot be explained, as you so rightly say.
I will nominate this if I am able tomorrow, but I'm not sure if the site will allow it. Anyway, some poems transcend even the mighty weekly and this is one of them; it is of no consequence whatsoever in relation to the incredibly powerful content of this piece.
Sending my deepest condolences as well, Darren. As hard as it is to put these feelings and this heavy loss into words, you have shared this moment that really can't be explained. Some things happen and I'm glad those who witnessed the doves and wind were able to smile, hopefully it meant something personal to them. I always find that incredible. When we are mourning, thinking about life and death and so many things our minds can't wrap around, and then there's a flicker of sunlight or some sort of presence even in nature that is different than what we expect.
Beautifully written and my heart goes out to you and your whole family. Sending much love and I hope you are able to remember all the memories shared with your Nan <3
I have long lived by the maxim that you should seek feedback from the world. It seems to me that the world gave you a heart-full of feedback from your Nan & Grandfather. You have both my condolences and my thanks for sharing this blessing with us.
This Darren has possibly been the most touching of poetry I have read recently as it seems my knack for 'feeling' and writing poetry (if that makes sense) has disappeared of late hut this was just the thing it seemed to pull me back in.... It touched me more so as only in Feb did I bury my grandad 12. 5 years after my nan and even though they'd gone their separate ways they always loved other anywaybi digress this hit me as tonight I'd been thinking about them both and whether or not they'd be back together, happy again, eternally.
Take care and my condolences to you and &