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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Three Bright Stars

Life has had it’s ups and downs over the past fortnight … with rather more downs than ups.  Three friends lives cut short … they will be missed so very much.  At a funeral yesterday one song brought a tear to everyone’s eye (along with a smile) requested by one very brave little six year old ...  


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
 How I wonder what you are.
   Up above the world so high,
   Like a diamond in the sky.


  When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.


Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.


In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
'Till the sun is in the sky.

22 comments:

A Treasured Past said...

So sorry for your loss, thinking of you all, Tam x

jill said...

Sending you lots of love and healing thoughts at your sad time.Beautiful song.Love Jill xx

KC'sCourt! said...

What a lovely tribute with a nursery rhyme, I knew of two verses but didn't realise there were four.
Julie xxxxxxxx

June said...

How devastatingly tragic. My deepest sympathies. My grandma lost her husband and two sisters in three months. At the time I didn't think too much of it as I was only 9 years old but thinking of it now I wonder how she coped so well especially as the landlord of their farm tried to evict her saying she wasn't on the tenancy! Sometimes life is very hard.
June

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Sorry for your losses. Thoughts are with you.
Victoria xx

Jen said...

That is brutal and poignant. I'm so sorry.

Vix said...

Thinking of you and sending my sympathies. x

Hesta Nesta said...

So sad and poignant. I am so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Thinking of you.
Love
Jo xx

Isobel said...

My heart goes to you. xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So sad, am really sorry. Lots of love to you!! xx

Kris said...

Oh Marina,

I am so very sorry to hear that you have lost three friends so very close together. I've often heard an old wives tale "deaths come in threes." My heart goes out to the brave little one who was able to look beyond his grief and pick a song from his little world that fits his circumstances. So very sad :(

Sending you well wishes my friend!

demie said...

I am sorry again for your loss
.Anyone who has lost a friend, who had small kids, is impossible not to share a tear with this song...

Melanie said...

Thank you for sharing all the verses to this song. I had no idea it was so much deeper than the common refrain. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Such sadness. My thoughts are with you.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Like a punch to the heart. I know it's hard.... HUGS and to the little stars.

Lorraine

elegancemaison said...

Marina that's terribly sad - for you and for your friends' families. I feel for you and especially the child who requested Twinkle Twinkle. I'd forgotten the verse about, "..the traveller in the dark". How sweetly apposite. (Looking forward to meeting you again at the Frome Rag market, Cx)

greenthumb said...

Such a sad time your having, sending you much love.

*Susycottage* said...

I read about your loss;
and your pain, Marina, I'm so sorry.
You hug
Susy

Flaming Nora said...

Oh dear that brought a tear to my eye.
So very sorry for your losses.
Much love and good and supportive wishes.
xxxxx

delia hornbook said...

So very sorry to hear and read of the loss in your life. I think many of us grow up with twinkle twinkle little star but i didn't realise there were another 2 verses. Such beautiful and thoughtful words, dee x

Greenorchid said...

Hugs to you...

Kelly-Marie said...

What a brave little soldier and a beautiful song. Sending love to you Marina.xx

Vintage Squirrel said...

Trying to catch up with blogs and I read this. Sorry to hear of your sad news, it must be a very difficult time for you. Kx