Without conscious intent, this collection of poetry came into being as expressions of grief over a two year period after the death of my beloved husband of fifty-nine years. I found a grief support group at Sutter Hospice, Santa Rosa, California. I discovered that ordinary words fell short. It was only through my poetic writing that I could more accurately express my profound grief. Day by day, week by week this became my work. Sharing with the group brought additional healing. In this way the poetry grew itself into a volume. If this work touches your heart, it will gladden mine.