Sunday, September 18, 2011

Witness


long forgotten
you rest among 
the pines and birches
where echos of our laughter
once filled your belly

now

it is only the wind
that plays through
your shattered shell
while crackling leaves
rustle along 

the loon's melody
playfully floats
over the rocky shore

and i remember 
oh yes, i remember
your grace and beauty

before the seedlings
deposited their blossoms
in your eves
and the earth buckled
beneath your weight

you were
and still are
my sole witness
of 
our
love

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57 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that was full of ache...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely! I make up stories in my head when I see abandoned houses and barns -- but they don't translate from my brain to my fingers/keys nearly so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and photo. You do have a wonderful way with words. Have a great week!

Arija said...

There are some old decrepit houses that just ache to have their story listened to and recorded. You have done that beautifully.

grammie g said...

Hi renna ..wonderful words that say so much in verse...Lovely image to!
Grace

Ann said...

gorgeous picture and beautiful poem. When I look at the picture I can envision remnants of it's past and the people who spent joyful days there.

Debbie said...

i really enjoyed this!! you should add "lover of words" to your profile description!!

Barbara Shallue said...

I love how this house speaks to you and you to it! I also love the processing of your photo - gives it a surreal feel.

Jill said...

Beautiful prose of happier days. Very well done.

Catherine said...

Such pretty colors in this photo. It looks like fall is happening there!!

Happy Week to you!
xo Catherine

Cheryl said...

Eloquent, elegant, and evocative. Love your witness.

S. Etole said...

So very poignant.

Michaele said...

Very heartfelt. I love the last part.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, poignant words and the perfect picture to match, Reena.

Sylvia

Oliag said...

Lovely! How walls do bear witness!

Jennifer Richardson said...

such beautiful melancholy,
the stories that live
within those walls;
thanks for the image
that lets them whisper
their sweetness again.
oh this makes my heart swell:)
wonderful share,
Jennifer

EG Wow said...

Your words definitely make me want to know more. :)

Ginny said...

This poem is wonderful, you are such an awesome poet!! I especially like the parts about the loon and the last verse. And you continue to be an artist with your photos. Can I ask what photo editing program you use?

Tricia said...

perfectly written & i love these old places... such charm

ladyfi said...

What a lovely piece of writing - so full of longing. And a wonderful photo to go with the verses.

Cedar said...

Oh I love this! So dramatic and such great colors! Beautiful!

Linda R. said...

I could only dream of writing like that.. I just love that poem.. And your photo is just beautiful..

faye said...

Love the photo and your prose was
spot on !!

geetlee said...

Ohh, this is so beautifully written!
Thank you, I loved it so!

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful, both poem and photo! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Exquisite picture and a poem.

Kamana said...

so much longing in those words

Ruth said...

What a scene of memory you've evoked in word and photo. I would love to run there, and laugh in that place. Really wonderful.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm always so saddened to see these old abandoned houses. Stirring capture and prose, Reena.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Delicate words, I traveled in this tenderness and love, where nature reigns.
Great photo.
Have a nice week Reena!
oa.s

Dianne said...

Ah! you're so clever with words - and I love the photo - so tranquil.
Beautiful post!

Dyche Designs said...

Loved this post, so beautifully written.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great combination of words and light.

Splendid!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

My Journey With Candida said...

What a beautiful Poem for such a lovely picture. I love your talent.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful words and photo Reena! Love this!

Daryl said...

girlfriend, your talents never cease to amaze

Sandra said...

to me it is prettier now than it ever was, I like the wrinkled and worn out look of this old home and would love to wander inside it and around it.

Evelyn S. said...

I love your poetry with its ability to hit the heart! That photo is pretty wonderful, too.

Judy said...

Wow, such beautiful words and photo! This one should be framed.

ds said...

Oh, that was wonderful. Thank you.

Laura said...

Such a vivid picture and the words fit it perfectly.

Margaret said...

where echos of our laughter
once filled your belly

Lovely poem and the old place still looks beautiful. I loved the ending... very nicely done!

Madi and Mom said...

What a lovely picture and touching words.
Happy Monday
Hugs Madi

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Loved your words. Fits so well with the photo.

Ed Pilolla said...

the oh yes i remember had a magical spark to it. really liked this one.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Very nice!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

So much peace and serenity...of days long past! I love this! ♥

Country Girl said...

Beautifully woven words compliment this mysterious little dwelling.

Marcie said...

Beautiful...just beautiful!

Snappy Di said...

That's quite the shack.... and it photographed VERy nicely too!

bobbybegood1 said...

Poetic poety. What a way with words you have. That scene is both eerie and facinating. Reminds me of a house in an old movie I saw with a friend. Can't remember, but will find out for you. Cheers reena!!

Barb said...

Wow! what a combination! fabulous photo, editing and then the poem - stunning!

Barb said...

Wow! what a combination! fabulous photo, editing and then the poem - stunning!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Brilliant words . I love them . The image is fantastic.

Henrietta said...

Beautiful little cottage, I could spent my summer days there:)

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love both the photography and poetry and would love to feature your work as a photo challenge on Real Toads. Please contact me if you would be interested in this idea on theimaginarygarden@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

I loved it the first time i read it and AM SO GLAD to revisit it now! Thank you.