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In Memoriam

By SuziBlue  
There is a sighing in the trees
all gathered round the ruined house;
a leaning in towards the shattered roof
and silent, breathless rooms.
Been gone these thirty years, that old grey man.
Died all alone, behind these windows thick with dust
and cobwebbed quiet.

The old wind knocks and keens.
Invites each passer by to stay a while
and make a little space for pity.
Over the years the wind has gathered in
a multitude of unsuspecting mourners,
marking the old manís passing.

A shot of another place in ruins found this afternoon. This shot was taken through a very dusty window which explains the hazy quality of the image Smile Places like this always get me thinking about who lived there and how the house came to be abandoned.

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Tags: General Architecture

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Mar 2009 7:26AM
Here ly memories, excellent Suzi. Ron.

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Phil_L 9 19 1 Wales
30 Mar 2009 8:48AM
Yes. Makes you think of the history. Like the hazy quality.
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
30 Mar 2009 9:51AM
Very atmospheric.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2009 11:12PM
how beautiful is that and touches lyric.

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
31 Mar 2009 11:13PM
Thank you, folks Smile
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 6:04AM
Same effect on me - Who lived there? What went on in that room over the years? Where are they now?
3 Apr 2009 4:40PM
Nicely suggestive and thought-provoking.
Smile Lucy
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
3 Apr 2009 6:49PM
Thank you Stevie and Lucy Smile
WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
7 Apr 2009 4:40PM
Thought provoking. I love stuff like this.

Lee Smile
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
13 Apr 2009 9:02PM
Thanks Lee Smile
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2009 8:18AM
well the image certainly conveys "empty and old,abandoned and unused"
Grin a great shot
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
2 May 2009 5:10PM
Thanks very much Matt Wink
edwood 10 3 Scotland
5 May 2009 4:11PM
love this, kind of pulls you in, the dust on window really adds an atmosphere. great shot
6 Mar 2010 11:21PM
Once again a beautiful narrative , you have a fixation with death, there is some beauty in what you write though.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
8 Mar 2010 1:56AM
Thank very much for visiting Smile Interesting. Not a fixation as such, but an awareness of how short life is. How transient things are. Perhaps that's it.

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