Treasure Island

Diana van den Berg

(4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

Hallowed Ground


I will hold sacred
all of where you are buried
not just the bordered circle
around your tree and flowers
and border of grass.

I will water and cut the grass
outside your grave
under you
and love you
forever.

(30 July 2005)

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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To my beloved horse, Flicka, who went to Heaven on 28 April 2002 when he was 37½.

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