An ode to Harriet

Deep brown eyes, still vibrant

Despite the pain

Despite the indignity

Despite the crumbling limbs.


Moments before she left us

Those eyes looked into mine


As if to comfort me.x


Rest in peace, Harriet. It was a privilege knowing you. Put to sleep today, 8 October 2010, after a short illness.

Photo above right: Harriet, aged two. Left: Harriet, “bridesmaid” at Clive and Catherine’s wedding in December 2007, with cousin Briar. Harriet’s ashes will be sprinkled on this spot in the peaceful Pohangina Valley.

See also: Creating our own Totara Reserve in Pohangina; The biscuit (or Ode to Harriet II)

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