Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Good-Bye Grammy

In my Grandma’s House

In my Grandma’s house
is a book bound in black
paper clippings live between yellowed pages
an outline of lives lived; marriages made
babies born and passings.

In my Grandma’s house
pictures of children now grown
visual chronicle of decades past
a timeline of connections; families made
grandchildren born and loved.

In my Grandma’s house
the smell of baking bread
jam-jams, pancakes and baked beans.
A line of stitches and sweaters made
knitted mitts and warmth.

In my Grandma’s house
a window opens to the apple tree
while fragrant blossoms scent the breeze
the skyline of Birch reach upward, prayers made;
taken by the wind and answered.

In my Grandma’s house
a book bound in black
paper clippings lie between aging pages
outlines lives she loved, memories made
and now it marks her passing.

Clara Margaret Browne March 10th 1929- July 9th 2007

I love you Grammy


walkergirl said...

Thinking of you and sending lots of hugs, prayers and strength to help you and your family during this very sad time :hug:

Calvin said...

OH My God ,i read your post and could do noting but cry.I myself was raised by my beatuful Nan in conception Bay befor moving to the center of the univrse.Ontario.

Wishing you and yours all the love that you would recieve back in Newfoundland .God Bless.

PS,I have been in Ontario for 7 years ,and I hate seeing people make the mistakes that have cost me dearly in life.I wish for you the lottery and a Big house in Newfoundland for you and your babys .

nadinebc said...

Thank you Calvin, you are a kindred spirit.

Tell you what, I will wish you a lottery win too, and if either of us get it we will split the difference.

Well it has been a long day, we have been travelling since 3 this morning. The funeral is tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute Nadine.


Karen said...

A beautiful poem, Nadine.

cgc said...

Beautiful poem for beautiful memories.

Jo said...

Beautiful poem. I'm in tears.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Nadine. Be sure to keep a hard copy of that for Wil's memories.

Gertrude said...

How lovely Nadine. It brought tears to my eyes and an ache of sympathy to my heart . Bless you and your family.

Shelby said...

Your poem is beautiful.

I wrote about Newfoundland blogs today .. included yours.

Enjoyed reading through your blog yesterday and today.. take care!