Wednesday, 23 March 2016

THE WEIGHT OF LOVE IN DEMENTIA CAREGIVING

Recently I had the immense pleasure of reading every poignant and fascinating word in a literary magazine called The Sun.  The January, 2016 edition is on the subject of care.

I highly recommend this magazine (and particularly this edition) to caregivers who love to read.  Here is a poem by Pat Schneider on the subject of memory loss. The author dedicates this poem to her husband, Peter.


WEIGHT

Who can describe the weight of love - 
late we learn how heavy,
when grief is the flood we float above
and love is the break in the levee.

And who can take the measure of love -
how wide it is, or how narrow,
when hope is the breath of the mourning dove
and death is the quiver and arrow.


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