Thank you again, Trish, for capturing Susan's essence with your poem. You do it with such heart and so beautifully.
PS I do have one curious question: "Does your love and your familiarity of Susan's life and spirit allow your mind to quickly see and compose the words of these poems? Or do so many connections with her cause you a long period of pondering just what you want to say to express those feelings?"
Thank you for your kind words Lynn.
Regarding your p.s. asking how I come by the poems I write for Susan - I always sit at the computer the night before her birthday or anniversary BUT rarely do I think of anything. It seems like the actual day is easier for me and then it just flows - generally in about fifteen to thirty minutes. I never have any idea of what I am actually going to write.
This is truly by far the best poem you have arranged in honor of our Susan. It is so beautiful and done so eloquently. Thanks Trish.
TRISH! Thank you for sharing this tribute that comes straight from your heart. I love that you said that "your thoughts always flow best on Susan's actual birthday." And like Susan, it seems that many here have "a song in their hearts" when celebrating her special day! Thanks so much, Trish, for sharing YOURS.