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Mass graves of our dead

Children lay flowers
on mass graves of our dead

small enough to pass
through lines
together laying flowers

children dying in our wars

children laying flowers… 6 more words


How to write an epitaph

Guest post by Michael Wolfe

We were honored this spring when Michael Wolfe’s wonderful book, Cut These Words into My Stone: Ancient Greek Epitaphs, made the long list of nominees for the… 800 more words


My Right Chest, My Ringtone and a Cemetery

Just this afternoon, I found myself in a cemetery.  For those who are keen on details, it was Saint Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper Lake, NY.  The skies were blue with patchy cumulus clouds; a departure from the thunderstorms we’ve been experiencing.   721 more words

Everyday Events

Monday Morning Haiku #21

~ The Fool’s epitaph ~
Deep into contemplation,
he forgot to eat.


II. Death and the Maiden: Beginnings of an Inquiry

Prudence Punderson (1758-1784), “The First, Second, and Last Scenes of Mortality”, ca.1775.

As a little girl I was often described as spooky by adults around me; quiet and somber, I was quite preoccupied with peering into haunted houses, reading ghost stories, and my thoughts often anxiously circled around the terrifying mysteries of death. 401 more words


Down at the Anderdon



Up early in spring,
with a hand-knit wool hat,
seated in the tall grass,
quiet, still,
meditating –
Uncle Pete.

And Uncle Tom talking baseball, 182 more words


Suggestions for My Epitaph

Never hurts to plan this early

  1. From Stardust We Come, To Stardust We Return*
  2. ‘You can always find me in the Drift’ – Stacker Pentecost, …
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