a cardinal

For millennia, the cardinal has represented a spirit guide. Appearing to us as a representation of those we have loved and lost. My wife tragically lost her father when she was 13 years old. And, throughout the 30+ years I have been with her, the cardinal has uncannily seemed to manifest at times when she is thinking of her father or needs a father’s love. She feels a very deep spiritual connection to her father through this bird. I honor the undying love between my wife and her father with this poem.


Please listen to this delicate and sensitive narration by the incomparable Simon Howard on Twitter.


    1. Ahisha! Yes, it really did bring her comfort. I’m glad the feelings really came forward in this poem. (also glad my wife approved me releasing it).

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