A lilac for the anonymity,
Of Mrs. Hinkle's simple poetry.
It shines within the margins of its space,
A single note of captivating grace.
The subtle sun through ancient maple leaves,
Paints memory with a gentleness that grieves.
A touch of soul is music to the bone,
Even after every wing has flown.
For Julia Ann Hinkle 1846-1908. This lady rests on a hill
above my house beneath a poem of her own composition.
She has been a great inspiration to me throughout my poetry life.
Bless Mrs. Hinkle, Sandra, and bless you. You shine on a hill of your own, an inspiration to poets world-wide.
The subtle sun through ancient maple leaves, Paints memory with a gentleness that grieves. A touch of soul is music to the bone, Even after every wing has flown. Harmoniousness of your single note is like a symphony. Anonymity disclosed with respect and honour. Beautiful acknowledgement for a beautiful soul. You are very kind, Sandra. Best Regards Naseer
a beautiful poem for a beautiful poet..well penned..10++++
Reverence penned with beauty and gentle respect. Your single note must be the oboe - the instrument that tunes the whole orchestra; the instrument that Bach uses so sweetly in so many of his Cantata obligatos. Her name, Mrs. Hinkle, reminds me of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle (my favorite Beatrix Potter character) . Your 'touch of soul is music to the bone' is particularly evocative. love, Alison ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
A touch of soul is music to the bone, Even after every wing has flown....beautiful expression dear Sandra. I love your poetry! !
‘…A touch of soul is music to the bone, /Even after every wing has flown.’ A finest poetic tribute to Julia Ann Hinkle 1846-1908…..a touch of music to bone…..oh excellent just into marrow…thrilling and shuddering by the composition…if I were like Ma’am Ms. Nivedita UK PS 10+
Who ever inspire you ma'am.. I m glad and very thankful for that person.. cause you write very beautiful poems indeed.. your poems sort of have a very soothing effect on mind., .. I like that effect.. there are few poets in this site that can make that sort of a effect on reader's mind.. this is a good write.. with love shan
'A touch of soul is music to the bone' The power of words to communicate. Thanks for the poem, Sandra
lovely sandra. lovely tribute.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
A wonderful tribute to Mrs. Hinkle and a breathtaking piece of poetry. Best wishes, Andrew