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With heavy heart

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My dear friends and community,

This morning I am very sad to have to tell you that our dear friend and contributor weedlewom has left this life last week following a sudden illness and hospital stay.

Part of me didn’t want to believe it, I think, so I am a few days late with this news.

I was very lucky to know Susan in my own community here in North Carolina, as last August I’d joined her writers’ critique group that met once a month.  I will tell you that she was as gentle and magical a soul as you find her voice to be in her poetry.

I didn’t know her nearly well enough, but I hold each memory dear.  Rest in deepest peace, poet.

You can read the poems she shared with us here.

And take good care of each other out there, please.

With love,

Melissa

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Author: Melissa Hassard

"I am always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them." -- Pablo Picasso

10 thoughts on “With heavy heart

  1. I am so sorry and sorry for your loss as well as her family and friends here and there :(

  2. Melissa. I read her poems. What a beautiful person she was. I’m sorry I did not know her. i’m sorry I didn’t read her poems before this and tell her how much they moved me.

  3. As a writer, all I can do is dedicate a moment of Silence to Susan. Rest in peace, dear soul.

  4. Oh Melissa, this is so sad. I had read her poems and she had a delicate and important voice. I mean, HAS, not “had.” Her voice will always sing. What a sadness this is.

  5. Sincerely sorry for everyone’s loss. May comfort be administered.

  6. Thank you, Melissa– rest in peace, Susan…

  7. Very sad to hear this news, my condolences to hear family, friends and fellow poets . May she rest in peace. Lori

    *~* All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost…The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by frost…..J. R. R. Tolkien~*~

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