Memory #writephoto


Photo by Sue Vincent

Did I hear the wind whisper
Your name
As it sighed between trees and standing stone?
Did I see
Your shadow cross a threshold
Long buried beneath the empty, grassy plain?
Did I sniff the fragrance
Of your food
Wafted off of a hearth long turned to dust?
Do I taste the salt
Of your bitter tears
Shed for a people long forgotten?
I listen to the rock
Feel the breeze
Sniff the distant salty sea air
Sense your people near
Perhaps forgotten by men
But the land
The land has a very long memory


Photo by Sue Vincent, slightly altered in PhotoShop by me to bring out the face even more…


Written for Sue Vincent’s Writephoto challenge.  She provided the photo at the top (which I altered slightly at the bottom) and the keyword, “Memory“.

28 thoughts on “Memory #writephoto

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      There is something about some of Sue’s photos that brings out this side of me – that wistful remembrance of what has been forgotten.. Glad it comes across to the reader as well.


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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I grew up in Ohio, which also had mounds. Actually I think a lot of that area did – I know some of the largest earthworks in North America were in Illinois. And the “natural” land the Europeans found here was the way it was because the natives had been working it for thousands of years…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Unfortunately it will long remember what we are currently doing to it…

      QUick question, am I the only one that thinks the standing stone looks New Hampshire? It even has the little cut on the lower right for the coastline…



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