Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Spanning The Century

My grandmother died today. The last of a generation. Over a hundred. Telegramme from the Queen and all...

I wrote this poem coming on for ten years ago, but it's still pretty valid I reckon. In the picture you see four generations, from grandmother to daughter. She died peacefully. It's the young'un's turn now... to keep things going... what goes around comes around... the stories she could tell...

Her name was Jeannie... my daughter's name is Angelina Misty...


Spanning The Century


Misty eyes remember moments weeping
Shaking hands with strength no longer there
Circles close and centuries lie bare
Fingers touching, span the years' still creeping
Cross a yellowed photo in a chair
Tired eyes just scan the fears now sleeping
Young gaze wonders what they're doing there
Old mouth quivers in a silent prayer
Fragile genies, sowing seeds and reaping

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© 2007 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free

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7 comments:

Muddy said...

My condolences to you and all your family on the loss of your grandmother, Sab. When someone of that age leaves the world, in addition to whatever we've already perceived is going from us, we lose more than we can ever imagine.

Paris Set Me Free said...

Muddy, I'm in an extremely UNemotional period right now. I know that the emotions will come later... there's a time for everything...

Paris Set Me Free said...

And when you look at the last picture I posted, it was fortuitously appropriate, wasn't it... walking off into the ether, not a care in the world.....

Beth (Ewe) Wallek said...

What a beautiful soul she must have been! And the picture is beautiful and telling... How lucky you are to have experienced your grandmother's love for such a long time. Treasure her memory...and remember her with a smile.

Paris Set Me Free said...

I'll remember her for two things Beth - how she was with me as a little kid, and in her later years when she didn't really know what was going on - it was the best way really... when I was a little kid she was lovely with me and I have a handful of rich memories from that time...

Paris Set Me Free said...

A touching picture, as always, thanks, on the day my grandmother died...

Anonymous said...

A beatiful comment - she will rest in peace forever..

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