Martina E. Elenbaas
Martina E. Elenbaas Poems
- Graveyard In The Snow Today, I cannot find your grave, ...
- Tonight The Moon Tonight the moon hangs in the weeping ...
- Song Of My Heart My heart moves and wind moves the banners ...
- Beached Whale On The Indian Re... That hot afternoon in...
- The Disappeared This poem is dedicated to all the men, women ...
- Boy At The Orphanage Scent of toothpaste and cigar, he ...
- Voodoo Oh, there is voodoo in your words, and your wrists ...
I was a child during WWII and it had a lot of impact on my life. I immigrated to the United States in 1955 and we were
the last group of people who came by boat, it took 11 days.It was December and horrible weather on the seas.
We had three sons. Divorced in 1981. Met a nice guy after that and have been living with him for 10 years or so, after living on my own for 18 years. I published ... more »
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Graveyard In The Snow
Today, I cannot find your grave,
because the stone with your name
is set in the earth,
down, where it is not in the way,
when the caretakers mow the grass,
now you are covered with snow.
Everything is white,
so full of peace, so still,
I sit on the bench,
it is so cold, but
I feel so close to you,
after all, you are cold,
under the earth,
under this white sheet,
hidden, but there, I know.
Only a raven,
shiny in funeral coat of feathers,
black against the white,
sits with me, in a tree,
not far, insistently cawing, ...