April 26, 2011

On Losing Lewis.

LP, " I have been thinking about a poem by a French poet , Paul Verlaine , since Lewis' death. It is raining today and this poem seems even more fitting because of it . I wanted to share some lines of the poem with you.  The critters wanted to quote poets they appreciate as well to commerate the loss of Lewis and how they feel about it . "

                                                             " Il pleure dans mon coeur
                                                               Comme il pleut sur la ville; "
                                                                                                   Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
                                                               " It rains in my heart
                                                                 as it rains on the town; "

It is raining in all of our hearts since the death of Lewis. Mitalee spends her day going from one favourite Lewis sleeping spot to another. Esme who usually likes to spend her day in the spare room (the sunniest room in the place) won't leave my side . The pups are keeping a watchful eye on me and stay in whichever room I happen to be in. The foster cats mourn from afar.


             Tulip , " Even if happiness forgets you a little bit , never completely forget about it ."
                                                                                                      ~ Jacques Prevert

Leo , " Life is eternal , and love is immortal ,
           and death is only a horizon ;
           and a horizon is nothing save the
           limit of our sight ."
                                             ~ Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Duffy , " You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present . "
                ~ Jan Glidewell

Issa , " For death is no more than a turning of us over time to eternity. "
                                                                                                       ~ William Penn

Esme , " One knows less about ones own destiny than about anything else on earth . "
                                                                                              ~ Gabrielle Roy
                                                  And ~

          " The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them ; there ought to be as many for love . "
                           ~ Margaret Atwood

Mitalee , " I hold it true , what e ' er befall ;
                  I feel it , when I sorrow most ;
                  ' Tis better to have loved and lost
                  Than never to have loved at all . "
                                                                  ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

LP, " Grieve well that which you have lost but with each passing day , continue to be astonished by the blessings which surround you. In this way , your loss becomes less about you and more about celebrating love's eternal life ."
                                                 ~ LP. April 25, 2011.

Have a peaceful day.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage


  1. What beautiful words ~ fanks for sharing. Lewis will never be forgotten.

  2. "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever" ~ Winnie the Pooh

    Lewis touched many hearts <3

  3. "...joy and sorrow are inseparable...together they come and when one sits alone with you...remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” --Kahlil Gibran

    "To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go." --Mary Oliver

  4. How hard we grieve is in direct relation to how much we loved. Lewis was loved deeply!

  5. Dat is beautiful....no matter how long they are gone, we miss them so very much.

  6. We Cats mourn with you. Make sure to cuddle with your loved ones today.

  7. That was a beautiful post - lovely pictures and wonderful quotations which are very poignant at the moment as we seem to be losing so many of our furrends. We know Lewis is written on your heart furever - he was too young to go to the Bridge.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. ... Quelle est cette langueur
    qui pénètre mon coeur?

    It is #1's favourite poem ever.

    Our hearts are with you.

  9. Those poems were beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    XO K:)

  10. blogger has been giving me so much shit lately... i can't log in, there are service interruptions, its super slow and so on... i've been wanting to catch up on all your posts that i've missed. especially all the ones about lewis. i still can't believe he's gone. everything seems ok and then... they say we should expect the unexpected, but who wants to expect the death of a loved one? there's just no way to prepare is there. again i am so sorry about little lewis. i hope you all feel better soon...


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