Eternally Glowing

Eternally Glowing – the poem below – is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge.

The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “tinsel” in a Quadrille.

Eternally Glowing

Tinsel on the tree
"It's time
For a cuppa!"
She'd say.

I cannot forget
Not so much the tree
My Dad chopped

Not the trimming's
Frail sheen
The gifts
'neath the tree.

But Mum's
Golden sheen
The gift of love now
Eternally glowing.
Mum, Christmas 2013
(our last Christmas together)

8 thoughts on “Eternally Glowing

  1. ben Alexander December 14, 2021 / 5:44 pm

    Golden sheen

    That is equal parts moving, beautiful, and clever, Anna – I love it so much.



    • Anna Smit December 14, 2021 / 5:48 pm

      You know what’s funny? One of my sisters took a pic of my Mum, my youngest and I on the beach (one of our last pics together) and each of us were glowing with a halo type light at the top of our heads. I so treasure that photo – and had to think of it as I penned this.

      Thank you for your sweet encouragement, David.

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  2. Lucy December 15, 2021 / 2:18 am

    Very beautiful and moving–I have no words.

    Much love to you. ❤


    • Anna Smit December 15, 2021 / 9:46 pm

      It is indeed, Björn. And I also know I am so blessed to have memories of such love from my Mum, when not everyone does of their mother.


  3. Mish December 16, 2021 / 6:02 pm

    A beautiful tribute to your mom. Memories are so powerful for healing and peace.


    • Anna Smit December 16, 2021 / 6:03 pm

      They are indeed. Thanks for the prompt, Mish. It was fun to have a go again.

      Liked by 1 person

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