Is it You?

cardinal female

Is it you come to visit my sweet beloved Star?
Does your spirit fleetingly flutter from oh so afar?

Are you happy, and can you tell me if it is really true?
Is eternity the beautiful place they say we go to?

I miss your bright eyes, your warm heart, your infectious laughter.
I dream you’re with Grandpap dancing happily ever after.

Please guide me and show me the best way to be
your legacy, my hero, my matriarch, my cherished destiny.

Cheers & Hugs,

Cardinals have long been believed to represent a loved one who has passed.  It is said that when you see one, it means your loved one is visiting you, and they usually show up when you most need them or miss them.  I have recently come to appreciate the delicate beauty of the female cardinal with her delicate coloring.  The bright red males get most of the attention, but I’m partial to these beauties.

This short poem is written in honor of my beloved Grandma Stella, my star; and this photo I took Saturday morning from our master bath window of Mrs.Cardinal briefly sitting in the dormant Rose of Sharon bush is being shared as part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Ephemeral.

25 thoughts on “Is it You?

  1. Beautiful image and post. I’m so glad she showed up when you needed her. I’m partial to the females too. It’s easy to make a bold red look good. It takes talent to pull off the drabber hues the way Mrs Tailfeather does. Peace, Jodi. And hugs. ❤

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  2. She is a beautiful bird! Gray all over except for some red in her wings and a little top notch. That was a beautiful poem Jodi and such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother! I like the fact that it is believed a long-passed relative is visiting when you see a cardinal.


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