Sunday, April 15, 2012

at a graveside i have never been to visit

by Peter Greene

illustrated by rhoda penmarq





at a graveside i have never been to visit



           it was always summer
              when the children
                               came to visit   it   was
            time  to  play  long  games



                                      on  the  lawn  and  watch
            the  sun 
                       set    over   the   lake . It was
           time  for    bannock   baked   in  the    back
           
    yard,  and   one  of    the
                                                       only
                                           stories     of  the  war  :the  one
              with     the    bicycle,   fleeing  ,  and  the


       
armoured   columns,  and  the    selfish
                       frightened
                                Americans     in   their   car.



: made     space, caught   their
                                          escaped     cat : made



              it    away    it
                                        was  always   summer     there.




copyright Peter Greene 2012.



2 comments:

Peter Greene said...

rhoda, you rule - you captured things straight from my head - thanks for doing this!

Dan Leo said...

A brilliant combination of words and images.