Authentic Compassion

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

No longer as lovely on Buhlaland


W. H. Auden
Vintage

I
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public
    doves, 
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


My beloved went to heaven on June 6th - no words from me could explain how he changed my life for the better.  God is faithful to comfort and provide and I'll survive this - but at the moment hard to express how my heart is breaking.  It is still good on Buhlaland - we'll be together again some sweet day.  

13 comments:

Maple Lane said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you; and please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Love you, Mildred

Debbie said...

Linda Sue, I'm so sorry to hear about your losing your sweet husband. How difficult this must be. I'm so thankful that you lean on Him and we know He is faithful. I've been praying for peace and comfort for you and your family since I heard the news and will continue to keep you close in mind and heart. Hugs dear friend,
Debbie

Vickie said...

Hello again, Linda Sue. I've been thinking about you SO much and keeping you in prayer. I know you're hurting in the saddest way ever. But I know your heart lies in heaven with the Lord and that you are leaning full on Him. I will continue to lift you and your family up to the God of all comfort. I'm sending warm thoughts and tight hugs... Vickie

Paula said...

I'm so sorry, Linda Sue... I wish I had a beautiful word for you but all I can do is continue praying for you that HE will keep his arms around you and comfort you.
Even though your heart is breaking, it is a blessed assurance that you will meet again...

Mary Humphrey said...

Linda Sue, I am so sorry. Peace will be found again, as much as it hurts right now. I know it will because He is right there with you.

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LindaSue said...

I deleted a comment simply because it was a duplicate of one just posted. Wouldn't want you to think I'm censoring y'all

KathyB. said...

I am praying for you.

Dani said...

I too have been praying for you...its so hard..take each day as it comes and don't be hard on yourself. hope you have some family and friends close by when you want to talk.Praying God's grace to get you through each day. Take care, dear sister, God is with you and He heals the brokenhearted.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Linda Sue, you're in my thoughts and, especially, prayers. God bless you.

Dani said...

I too am very grieved..I know how much you miss him as I've been thinking of you alot and praying for you. I have found that keeping busy helps quite a bit and I know that the Lord will open doors in time. May the Holy Spirit comfort your heart..hugs

Dani

Thistle Cove Farm said...

thinking of you this Sunday morning; praying your heart is healing.
"You will keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you."
~ Isaiah 26-3 ~

Kelly said...

Just getting caught up and found your post. Much and love and prayers for your loss. So sorry to hear.