ANAM CARA, in praise of friendship



I am missing my friends and dear family members who are both family and friends. The picture reminds me of time spent together.  I wrote this poem with love and thanks, in celebration of friendship. 



ANAM CARA


Blessed I am to have
shared my life with others.
Friends who crossed my path
when most needed.
Some to stay for all time,
quietly there, in my heart,
others dipping in and out
as years move our lives
together and apart, gone
when others’ needs were greater.

Blessed I am to have
friends who know me
better than I know myself.
Soul friends, teachers,
wise ones, healers,
forgiving, giving,
sharing their best with me,
finding the best in me,
uplifting my spirit when
darkness surrounds.

Blessed I am to share
friends lives, the circle
expanding as our children
grow in harmony.
Walking in cool woods,
by flowing rivers,
discovering new places,
laughing round a table
of food cooked with love,
lying together under the stars.




© 2018 Jacqueline Knight Cotterill.  All rights reserved. 

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