Saturday, August 30, 2014

My Friend, Ellen Dittenbrandt (1962- August 24, 2014)


Up then, fair phoenix bride, frustrate the sun;
Take thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make
Thyself a constellation of them all;
And by their blazing signify
That a great princess falls, but doth not die.
Be thou a new star, that to us portends
Ends of much wonder; and be thou those ends.” 
-----John Donne



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11 comments:

L.W.Roth, said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Way too young. It's loss like this that should shake us up and wake us up to how precious each day is. Condolences.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

My heartfelt sympathy to all who knew and loved Ellen.
The poem is beautiful.
Sending you love.

Dan Kent said...

I googled her work. She left much beauty behind, and where she is now is a far more colorful place for certain.

I am sorry you have lost your friend, and far too soon. I love the words you chose for her as a tribute. Seeing her paintings, I know it is true.

Chris Lally said...

Simply lovely, Celeste...

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh Celeste...I am so sorry to hear of your loss of a friend. She is so young too...My sympathies and condolences go out to you, her other friends, and her family...

Pam Huggins said...

Incredibly sad. So sorry for your loss.

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

This is so beautiful Celeste. I am so sorry for this loss to you and to the Columbia River Gorge community.

SamArtDog said...

I'm so sorry, Celeste. I lost all my best friends at that fragile age. Sadly, irreplaceable all.

hmuxo said...

I am SO sorry to hear about your friend, Celeste!!! Definitely too young.. such beautiful words and a lovely tribute.

Celeste Bergin said...

thank you, Linda, Julie, Dan, Chris, Sherry, Pam, Carolyn, Sam and Hilda! I sincerely appreciate your kind words. <3

suzanneberry said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Celeste. So young. There are no words.