Sunday, September 02, 2007

grandparents


grandparents lives I only ever knew through words on stone

words: mandy smith
photo: phill deason


in response to the grandparents theme at One Deep Breath.

17 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful words, and picture.

deslilas said...

The young grebes born this year are about to leave their parents, they are still shouting after them, begging for food and within two weeks it will be the big departure. After their small family restricted life for spring and summer they begin to meet by hundreds of birds on the lakes and learn social life.
As psychoanalysts said "you will quit father and mother".

spacedlaw said...

That is so sad.
But the words are fitting the picture. Maybe our losses will be one day moss covered too.

paris parfait said...

A sad poem, but wonderful combination of words and photo.

Roswila said...

Yes, sad but very moving. Both photo and words. A nicely written one-liner, IMHO.

tumblewords said...

The photograph is absolutely mesmerizing - the shape of the tree limb as if protecting the stones... Your words are very touching.

Jo said...

Powerful combination of words and image!

Greggo said...

sad yet beautiful poem, and it fits well with the photo, which appears to be a family plot?

Plain Foolish said...

So sad, yet reflective. Beautifully composed.

Karlis Beinerts said...

...we had to meet here, on this side, to have a talk at least on phone...

Faye Pekas said...

Beautiful cemetery and beautiful words.

Clare said...

Sad and contemplative haiku and photo. Really well done, though, too. The "words on stone" is a line that has so much depth and many stories in it.

Patois said...

A wonderful combination of words and image. The words are very sad. I would have been much poorer had I not known my grandparents.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I love the way you put words into poetry.

Wish I could string two sentences together without uttering something stupid.

megan said...

beautifully combined...and sad.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

What a beautiful and haunting image.

Marty: said...

A beautiful haiku.