Farewell Aoise

We were just getting to know Aoise. Her name was  Irish and you pronounce it 'ee-sher'. It took us ever so long to remember how to pronounce her name correctly and we still aren't sure we got is purrfectly right. Mommy fell for her the first time we visited her blog, cause she looked a bit like Whiskers. The Irish name cinched it. Mommy's Great-Grandpa came from Ireland and she is interested in Irish stuff, especially names. So it is with heavy hearts we bid sweet Aoise farewell.

We are sharing this poem with you in Aoise's memory.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep  
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...

7 comments:

  1. Me and Charlie heard about Aoise's passing to the Bridge over at Jan's Funny Farm. We are sad for her bereaved family and sad too that we didn't get to know her but from what we've read, she was an amazing and beautiful kitty, now an angel!

    The poem is truly lovely! take care
    x

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  2. I heard that too today, also at Jans. I didn't know her but I hate hearing that news. We sent purrs and hugs to her Mom.

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  3. It's been a tough few days for all the sweet kitties. Soft woos for Aoise - and hugs to her family.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  4. Sorry to learn of Aoise passing. I know how painful this can be. Yet your poem is so spiritually profound as well as uplifting. I try to remember that wisdom - that the being is no longer in the body - that there is no death, only a transition to another realm.

    For all the folks reading this, (‘beans and kitties too) my blog has posts which are helpful for cat caretakers everywhere.

    All you be sure to stay well!

    Debby

    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

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  5. We left purrs and hopes... We dint know her, but that doesn't matter. She was a loved kitty, and that deserves recognition.

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  6. we are so very, very sorry to learn of your friend Aoise's passing...we did not know her but there just have been way too many kitties lately crossing over the bridge...
    We are so sorry for you and Aoise's family
    Love, Caren and Cody

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  7. What a beautiful poem. Always sad to see a fur friend leave us.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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