Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hope and Sky, Sally and Skytimes


Hope and Sky

Two babies, here so briefly, then lost
Leaving empty arms and broken hearts in their wake

Two babies, one boy, one girl
Countless dreams and plans go unfullfilled

Two babies, one would be three, the other two
August 19 is a heavy day

Two babies, born on opposite sides of the globe
Their grieving mothers connect with words

Two babies, both precious and so wanted
We see them in the sky and in turn they give us hope

Two babies, one is mine, one is yours
Both gone too soon

Two babies, Hope and Sky
Forever loved, forever missed


about the piece.
Sally describes this piece, "Skytimes and I worked together on these pieces for Hope and Sky's birthday. She's done the collage, I wrote the poem, but we worked together to tweak them both. I couldn't possibly have let August 19 pass by, without celebrating both of our babies. I was so glad to have found Skytimes and to learn that August 19 was shared by another precious baby."

about the contributors.
Skytimes is a graphic artist and designer. Her son Sky died on August, 14th, 2007 and was born sleeping 5 days later on August, 19th 2007, at 33 weeks. She maintains a blog at Skytimes.

Sally is a mother to her lost daughter Hope, stillborn at 40 weeks and 5 days in August 2008 and her son Angus, born alive and screaming in November 2009. She maintains the blog Tuesday's Hope

Remembering Hope on her second birthday and remembering Sky on his third birthday.


  1. Beautiful. The words and the collage separately but even more so together. You are in my thoughts today as you remember Hope and Sky. xo

  2. A beautiful tribute to Sky and Hope. You are both in my thoughts today.

  3. Lovely gift to both your little ones - Hope and Sky. I think it is so wonderful to work together on this. Remembering them on this special day.

  4. Oh Angie, thanks a million for posting it today! (I never expected this cause we were submitting kinda late.) The poem still brings tears to my eyes... And it's lovely that Hope & Sky are remembered by so many today...


  5. Lovely. Much love to you both and remembering Sky and Hope today.

  6. Missing Sky, missing Hope. So glad to have met you, Petra.
    And thanks a million, Angie.

  7. What a beautiful collaboration for your precious babies.


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