Dedicated To The Memory Of Daniel Rieske

Little Blog of Letting Go

Dan & Kendra

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.



Kendra still sleeps with her pink bunny. I…

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8 Responses to “Dedicated To The Memory Of Daniel Rieske”

  1. It’s not a subject I am fond of as I still struggle with the reality of my cousin which I often like to hide under the covers and pretend what didn’t exist, yet I know reality tells me otherwise,


    • I am so sorry, Martina. Do know that you are among friends here. Many of my readers / followers, including myself, struggle with grief. Sending a warm hug to you, CJ.


  2. I am so touched that you re-blogged this. In my quest to help prevent suicide I sometimes fear that the reason it means so much to me is being forgotten. The man I loved and lost. His life had meaning to me. I hope his life will have meaning to others. And in a way, his death will help save lives. thank you.


  3. this poem always makes me cry ever since I first heard it read in the movie ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’

    it’s meaning and emotional pull never dulls with time or numerous re-readings…


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