Cecilia Parkin

Rookie (Shelfield.Staffs.England.)

Pilgrimage To The Past. - Poem by Cecilia Parkin

I pushed aside the braken
From your lonely grave,
And peered at the tombstone
Blackened with age.
Long have I sought you!
-I who bear your name.

I know you not - and yet
I am a part of you.
'Your tinkling laugh
Or soft sweet smile?
A feminity that has small space
In this modern raucous while.

Dearest Jane - Greatgrandmother
Who died so young - at twentyfour.
Said 'fair of face and gentle way',
What would you find in me - of You
Were you but here, in this my day! ..


Comments about Pilgrimage To The Past. by Cecilia Parkin

  • (10/30/2005 8:56:00 AM)


    I think you unfold the drama and emotion of this poem skillfully. (Report) Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (10/24/2005 12:33:00 PM)


    Oh, that's a very nice one Cecilia, quite sad, perhaps a bit weepy at the end, but sweet. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 4, 2005


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