Quote of the Week — Love

If you love something, set it free.

If it returns, you have not lost it.

If it disappears and never comes back, then it was never yours to begin with.

And if it just sits there watching television, unaware that it has been set free –

then you probably married it.


Photo: Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory.

(c) Marie Trudinger, 2010.

Remembrance Day

I shall not cry Return! Return!

Nor weep my years away;

But just as long as sunsets burn,

And dawns make no delay,

I shall be lonesome – I shall miss

Your hand, your voice, your smile, your kiss.


Not often shall I speak your name,

For what would strangers care

That once a sudden tempest came

And swept my garden bare,

And then you passed, and in your place

Stood Silence with her lifted face.


Not always shall this parting be,

For though I travel slow,

I, too, may claim eternity

And find the way you go;

And so I do my task and wait

The opening of the outer gate.

Ellen M. H. Gates.

Photo. Remains of the Battle of Alsance, World War 1, on German / France border.

(c) Lee-Anne Kling 2014.