Leaves Innocence and Grief

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Member: Mary Slade
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This is based on a picture of a family gravestone combined with a poem I wrote a few years ago. The gravestone will not be legible, but I am hoping that the verse may be.

Technically, I am still trying to learn about appropriate sizing for clarity. Maybe I will be unable to achieve legibility of so many words!

The gravestone commemorates many family generations who died at various ages. In essence, the poem also focusses on the fact that death is not exclusive to any age group. It was written after the funeral of my friend's Dad who "died young". She was pregnant at the time. Hence, the next verse is about the christening of her baby not long after. The vulnerability and circular nature of life is the aim of the final verse where death occurs before birth.


Guest - Jan 29, 2006 05:40 AM EDT
Thanks so much for your words Alandra. I am relieved- this is the one I was working on the other day that I worried would be inappropriate. Can't avoid sad times I know- luckily the same applies to happy times!
Guest - Jan 28, 2006 09:40 PM EDT
very well done, Mary, very nicely set up. And yes, the inscription on the gravestone is legible. The verses give pause for thought. You are very talented. Thankyou for sharing your work with us.
Guest - Jan 28, 2006 01:49 PM EDT
Thanks so much Mel. Glad to know it came out OK. Thanks for getting me on to your great pictures too! Really like the variety and ideas.
Guest - Jan 28, 2006 01:25 PM EDT
Mary this is truely beautiful and thoughtful. You have pieced it together so creatively.

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