Love and Life

In memoriam

Vincent Martin

March 19, 2021

Love and life paused

the beat of their heart

this spring day, closed

their eyes, lay down

their mortal limbs in rest.

But it was spring—the season

of emerging brightness

and buttery blossoms alike,

reminders that love and life

will be seen again—

found in space around us,

heard not through defined

words but in the murmur

of memories shaped

in the sky, in the hills of the land,

in the song of the brook

and the breeze, reminding us

he is not gone,

but still speaking

through stories

and symbols of life,

especially of love.

*   *   *

Buttery Blossoms photo and “Love and Life” poem by Mary O’Connor

© 2021


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