Monday, April 17, 2006

When The Earth Sings Lament

(Photo taken by Tara Shannon)

When the earth sings lament
There is no sound but picture:
Rusty pump in tall grass,
No one to work the handle;
Peonies without homestead
Yard empty no children laughing;
Child’s grave from long ago,
No one remembers Decoration Day;
Green grass mowed neat,
Wildflowers gone.

-George R. Pasley

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