Letting Go – a poem

My talented daughter, Yohanna Jessup, artist, meditation instructor, wandering rose, has surprised me by becoming a website designer.  Who knew my right-brained child could master computer code?  While designing my own website and blog, she has instructed me to post something here to test one of her widgets, whatever those are.  So I’ve chosen to post a poem, Letting Go, written by my wife, Linda, on the occasion of our daughter’s moving away from us, lo these many years ago.


Letting Go, By Linda Jessup

I watch you swiftly go
Slipping through your youth
A leaf sailing down
A forest stream –

A matted mass of grass
And snags – to catch –
Now struggling with the snare
Now twirling on –

Through distant, misty dawns
Too far for these fond eyes
To watch you
Sleekly slide.  You’re gone –

But in mind’s eye abides
The visions of your budding
Bursting pride – now caught forever
On the branches of my love.