Sunday, November 11, 2012

"i remember", i said

"i remember" i said to the sea


far out, the swell of green
nearing it's destination, the tumult grew
heaving, thundering, crashing


the lightness of the sun one way
billowing dark clouds another


standing on the shores of normandy
echos on the wind


"i remember" i said to the river
  green and shining, always moving, never still

 to the grasses blowing and the poppies growing
in the fields of flanders


"i remember you" to the soldiers
who lay at my feet
 

the whispers of the trees
branches dancing in the wind


the cawing of the crows
told me they remembered too


 standing on the edge of the vimy memorial
the country lays at your feet
bending in gratefulness, remembering
 

chiseled in granite
unyielding stone


known and unknown
i remember you
 

8 comments:

Bead and Needle said...

Beautiful...I will remember! XOXO Tanya

Suztats said...

A reminder that our freedoms were realized by great sacrifice. I remember, too.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Thank you Jillayne for remembering and honouring our fallen. With love and thankfulness, Deb

Createology said...

In your special and unique style Jillayne Dear thank you for this beautiful post. May God Bless America and our amazing Veterans.

Marj Talbot said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post - we remember and thank all who sacrificed so dearly.

Becca said...

Beautiful!

Alisa Noble said...

Beautiful, Jillayne.
I remember and am grateful too.

Something Special said...

A lovely post here, and I love your Advent calendar you did. I might have to make one for me like that!