For Maggie, 1935-2009

I think no matter where you stray,
That I shall go with you a way.
Though you may wander sweeter lands,
You will not forget my hands,
Nor yet the way I held my head
Nor the tremulous things I said.
You will still see me, small and white
And smiling, in the secret night,
And feel my arms about you when
The day comes fluttering back again.
I think, no matter where you be,
You’ll hold me in your memory
And keep my image there without me,
By telling later loves about me.

— _’But Not Forgotten’ by Dorothy Parker_

From Maggie’s 70th birthday celebrations in 2005 — a remembrance of happier times:

Author: Scott Matthewman

Formerly Online Editor and Digital Project Manager for The Stage, creator of the award-winning The Gay Vote politics blog, now a full-time software developer specialising in Ruby, Objective-C and Swift, as well as a part-time critic for Musical Theatre Review, The Reviews Hub and others.

3 thoughts on “For Maggie, 1935-2009”

  1. I don't believe I ever met her, and now I never will. What a lovely sequence of photographs; it looks as though her 70th was a great event.

    I'm sorry for your loss.