Memo

photoart and poem - Memo
photoart & poem – ©2017 Laura Granby

We miss you
in stiller moments
the tree still there as reminder
showy this Spring for one so small
after all it’s just five years
your students all gone too
gone and forgotten
there’s a fox though that never fails
to mark the spot

44 little words for Grace’s Quadrille #31: Still

24 Comments on “Memo

  1. i like the thought of the little tree blooming a showy tribute…and the fox leaving its mark. Lovely obit, Laura.

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    • thank you – it came together out of stillness prompt which took me by surprise!

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  2. The still moments really pack on the memories. I like the tree as reminder and the fox that visits.

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    • the fox adds a touch of movement to the stillness 🙂

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  3. I’ve always loved the idea of planting a tree in remembrance. ❤

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  4. Poignant and touching tribute. Love the understated language here.

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    • That’s just the tone I hoped the reader would pick up on – thank you Barry

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    • Thank you – Wondered if it was Ted Hughes ‘thought fox’ that enlivened the poem

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    • Gets plenty of water Frank – the stuff of life!

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    • absolutely Adriana but they understand stillness – hence we humans practice Zhàn zhuāng – stand like a tree

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  5. How a tree can remember and become showy every spring ~ Love the delicate emotion of stillness ~

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    • thank you Grace – I like memorial trees for the way they still continue 🙂

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    • in memory of a deceased teacher. the tree is included in the urban fox’s rounds!

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      • Thank you. “To my teacher” could be a title then. And so sad that all his/her students have also died. Certainly a memory tree.

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        • too literal for me Sabio – this is a memo to self and perhaps to all of us about how readily we forget our teachers and their teachings. Also an underwritten reference to how our lives “are like a line drawn in water” as the yogis say. Lots to say in just 44 words – don’t get me started on the fox!

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    • Thank you for a lovely remark. A true spot of memorial tree – and there is a wandering fox – the rest poetic conjecture.

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