a tear drop

by Kristina Woodhill

a tear drop
   falls to ground

salt to savor
    sweet, sweet earth

inviting glove and trowel


Author's Note: remembering a friend's mom's passing

Posted on 12/29/2010
Copyright © 2019 Kristina Woodhill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/29/10 at 06:32 PM

This hits pretty close to home Kristina, but in an emotionally good way, as my mom loved to garden. As you may already know, she passed away in October 2009 from Cancer.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 12/29/10 at 07:03 PM

Your "inviting glove and trowel" brings the sadness right back around and turns it into nurture. Lovely, Kristina!!

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 12/29/10 at 08:07 PM

...kristina, so well-written, fogotten are so many long eulogies, remembered are visions. you give us a nice one.

Posted by Laurie Blum on 12/29/10 at 08:13 PM

You say so much with just a few well chosen words. This is very touching.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 12/29/10 at 09:38 PM

Peaceful and reverent. As per Laurie, "very toughing" indeed. Thanks.

Posted by George Hoerner on 12/30/10 at 04:02 PM

Very nicely done m'lady!

Posted by Linda Fuller on 12/31/10 at 01:51 AM

Sorrow informs the soil...lovely.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 12/31/10 at 05:58 PM

Beautiful. Crying is cleansing- toxins leave the body.Absoluely beautiful.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 12/31/10 at 06:55 PM

A very warm way to say a last goodbye to a departed friend. What I might call upbeat grief.

Posted by Scott Utley on 01/10/11 at 06:37 PM

So few lines elucidating such profound depth is such a humble and welcoming awakening. You are truly loved. I mean, I love your work.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/13/12 at 11:43 AM

if ever we forget how to cry, this ode will remind us and hydrate in us the need not to hold, stem back tears with our Dutch Boy pride. there are times when it is not the season to be jolly but to cry, so let m flow, let m flow let em flow.

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