Sunday, November 19, 2006

Remembering

A visit to a cemetery inspired this.

Plumeria obtusa
image by dsnake1


Remembering



calm
among the plumeria
and palms

the rows of photographs
on stone slabs
with names carved in rock

each gaze
every face
impassive on marble
etched in time

and do they see
the living that come
in the sunshine, the rain
burning offerings?

remembering.


16.11.06
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12 Comments:

Blogger floots said...

brief but powerful
nice one

20 November, 2006 03:05  
Blogger polona said...

i wonder, too... beautiful image and words.

20 November, 2006 03:44  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I guess we all have our thoughts on that, but, personally I think they do. Love the sketch and poem!!

20 November, 2006 21:03  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

floots, polona and pat,
thank you, guys!
couldn't think of anything to write the whole week, so it has to be a brief one! managed to do a sketch of a frangipanni flower too.

glad you guys like it. :)

20 November, 2006 22:59  
Blogger GEL said...

Strong, yet peaceful.
Did you do the sketch?

20 November, 2006 23:35  
Blogger GEL said...

Oh I just looked up at comments and see you did sketch the flower. Cool!

20 November, 2006 23:35  
Blogger Orso Dorato said...

I really like this


ps you may or may not remember me, but in any case i wanted to apologize for my long absence.

21 November, 2006 11:11  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hello gel,
thanks for visiting!
i have been drawing and painting since i was a kid. no formal training though. i used to do oils and poster colours. hardly use those mediums now, more into pencils and ink (and digital stuff). :)

hey orso,
it's great to see you again. you must be busy with your studies and work. i remember you for your edgy and honest writing. :)

21 November, 2006 22:44  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I like the serenity of the cemetery. Very peaceful. I like this poem.

25 November, 2006 02:18  
Blogger Bluesky_Liz said...

Very beautiful piece, dsnake. :)

25 November, 2006 07:57  
Blogger Raghav said...

they see but only as dreams for they are asleep, and peacefully so.

lovely image btw

25 November, 2006 08:14  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi guatami,
Thanks! The one i visited is full of greenery, a very peaceful place.

hello liz,
thank you! :)

hi raghav,
thanks for those wonderful words! i could never have thought those out. :)

25 November, 2006 17:00  

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