Friday, February 18, 2011

A Poem for Puppy Raisers

I wanted to share this poem. Thanks so much to Mandy and Saxon for sharing this with me! I read a little bit on this poem and it was written by Henry Van Dyke as an explanation for death and after life. I guess Van Dyke was a missionary in New Zealand  As Mandy said I think it applies just as much to puppy raisers at turn-in and graduation.

A Parable of Immortality 

"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!'

Gone where? Gone from my sight ... that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' there are other eyes watching her coming and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts 'Here she comes!'"
~ by Henry Van Dyke ~

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