Previous pinner wrote: My dad used to walk past a gravestone caver's house on his way to school as a young boy. He saw this poem on one of the gravestones & NEVER forgot it! My dad died at 88 & still could quote this poem .it had quite an impact on him!
So deeply felt is a burden, nothing else. To feel so deeply makes me frown. Deeply felt is a sin. Feeling deeply a tragic curse. To feel so deeply as to be scarred by everything left to be just a mark.
This poem, oft attributed to an anonymous Native American, was actually written by Baltimore housewife Mary Frye in Mary was moved by the grief of a young Jewish woman staying with them who's mother fell ill and died in Germany. The woman was unable
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My demons though quiet, are never quite silenced. Calm as they may be, they wait patiently for a reason to wake, take an overdue breath, and crawl back to my ear and make me feel everything I want to leave behind again and again.
On a tombstone: "It isn't the date on either end that counts, but how they used their dash. For that dash between the dates represents all the time they spent alive on earth, and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.