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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Silence

God has three beautiful new angels in his care.
Three bright young men who tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident earlier last week.
Vibrant, and carefree, they were sons, grandchildren, brothers, friends, and sweethearts.
Their families and classmates said their goodbyes today, our town is in mourning.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong,
a homesickness,
a love sickness.
~ Robert Frost





I HAVE known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence for which music alone finds the word,
And the silence of the woods before the winds of spring begin,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities—
We cannot speak.




~ Edgar Lee Masters 1869

12 comments:

laney said...

...there are three things beyond the reach of words...birth...death...and eternity..

Denise said...

How very, very sad for you all. My heartfelt condolences to all of their family and friends. So tragic and so very sad.

Star said...

How sad!

DJan said...

My heart goes out to every member of your community, and I am sorry for the loss of these three. What a tragedy.

Ginny said...

Thinking of your community at this tragic time.

Betsy said...

Oh, so very sorry! This has happened in our little village before. :(

Deb said...

So sad. We should never have to bury a child. Robert Frost says it well.
Hugs, Deb

Diane said...

I feel for you and your community. My community lost three teens to a drunk driver two years ago. No matter what the cause, it's such a tragedy.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That silence is good...
was once in the everglades of Louisiana.

Barbara Anne said...

With deepest sympathy to all.

Hugs...

Sandra said...

so sorry to hear this, young life lost is always hard for the ones left behind.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

I understand the pain.