For My Brother, on This Day

For My Brother, on This Day:
Mountain made thee, art of my heart.
Dug the grave with paintbrush and palette, pine boughs and perseverance.
Sure and smooth as the riverstones that lined their way.
Paint a kingdom of towering fir and spruce, of lofty angels, circling.
Of waterfalls and rivers of truth. Of caverns and caves of faith and miracles.
Layer upon layer of magnificence, in measured medium, viewed from above the dome of not half, but full in its glory. For the artist is therefore, perfect indeed, as creation is infinite.
—Loretta Boyer McClellan—

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The Greatest Gift


Love: the miles do not bend, nor thwart the true arrow from heart to heart, soul to soul.
Grief reminds of the real.
Pure love weaves and holds together: the family, eternal—the greatest gift.

—Loretta Boyer McClellan, 20 April 2015


headshot_3x3_web_copyright2013_loretta_boyer_mcclellanAuthor, Artist, Poet and Journalist, Loretta Boyer McClellan is the author and book cover designer of the Misthaven of Maine series, as well as Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing.

Poem, “The Greatest Gift” ©2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Author headshot photo by Frank Leonard; used with permission.
 Photo credit: Trungphoto; used with permission.