I no longer want
to take a leap forward
just slow footsteps
that might allow me
to watch the
calyx of the flower
how it stretches
to reach
the last rays
of light
how it changes colour
how it wilts, withers, dries up.

                        Niki Marangou, 1948-2013

i will miss your unique way of observing, distilling the world
then giving it back as a poem.

i will miss you.



Metaxi Mas said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Niki was a very special person and she will be greatly missed.

eau de nil said...

thank you my dear L, still coming to terms . . .

Anonymous said...

thank you for the link xenia.
i am impressed by her paintings.

Amélie said...

beautiful poem. Thanks for the link to her website. I don't understand most of it, of course, but there are the paintings and this poem. This is so sad.

olga inoue said...

dear xenia, i 'm
so sorry for your loss.

thinking of you, always

Demetris said...

My dearest Xenia, I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs, D

Camila Faria said...

How beautiful. I'm very sorry for your loss. :(


eau de nil said...

thank you all for your support -
it helps so much