The Wild Lily Institute - Emily Is In
Wild Lily Quote 


from poet and author
Emily Isaacson

My Little Black Book

In search of stones 
to adorn the graves of those I have left behind— 
it is true, you were once a friend, 
now I can only mourn you 
as a sweet wind mourns the pines, 
for once you were very present in me, 
and I could not forget your preferences 
in music and in lunch, out-of-the-way haunts, 
they were paramount to our keeping, 
the bonding crafts that kept our hands busy. 

I thought today, perhaps if I send you this note, 
you will remember the good times we have had, 
the griefs we have forgotten, 
and take me out of the cupboard of your heart, 
dust me off, and revive me.

--Emily Isaacson, Hallmark