Monday, December 21, 2009

The Heart Remembers

The fires of youth may die away and sink to crimson embers. . . . The high romantic dreams may vanish --- But the heart remembers.

The heart remembers everything; the buried past is there. The rapture of loves first delight; the joy and the despair. The faces and the friendships and the names of long ago --- Lie beneath a drift of years like leaves beneath the snow.

The sorrows and the happiness --- Gay June and grey Decembers. The music fades, the roses perish. . . . But the heart remembers.

~ Patience Strong 1945 ~


  1. That is a lovely,lovely poem. I just loved it. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Susan from

  2. Lovely. Yes, the heart remembers. This is a time of reflection and I remember. Gay June and grey Decembers. And tea with special friends along the river in the hot sun.

  3. Happy holidays to you!

  4. What absolute beauty here on your blog. It just looks so festive and so gorgeous. I love your header and your cozy posts are just the thing to sit with a cup of tea to relax. Merry Christmas!

  5. Ah, yes, and so it does.

  6. Beautiful. It's always fun to watch boys/men around a fire :0)
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with joy LaTeaDah...


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