On dusted Parchment

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photo credits: s1.favim.com

 

barely visible
letters adorn
dusted yellowing
parchment
as stitches are
divorced
from fraying binders
and
leather bound covers
are held by
fragile
pleated hands
read by waxen glow
his eyes
opaque
he struggles

words of writers
embodied
past times
treasures
as grandmother’s necklace
handed down

feelings etched
from another mind
another vision
penned
with quill
from brighter
eyes
unaware who may
read
whose hands will touch
the ink or
turn
the page

words of love…
philosophy
poetry
pain
a writers life once lived
sharing
deepest thoughts
to be read
again
and again

don’t shut the book
forever wondering
what knowledge beauty
joy
is held
blow off the dust
read what is written
so that you may
learn
to close the book
shall only
close your mind

~~~~~~~~~~~

Miriam from    http://anotherwanderingsoul.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/my-pages/  and I have once again written a piece from a photo that Miriam has chosen.  We then post our pieces at the same time (or near enough) not knowing what the other has written. Please go and see her contribution.

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37 thoughts on “On dusted Parchment

  1. Pingback: My Pages | Another Wandering Soul

  2. Jen, I am totally in LOVE with this!! Never again do I want to hear you saying ‘ugh’ when you post something this beautiful.
    “as stitches are
    divorced
    from fraying binders”
    … that, my friend, is marvelous.
    I love where this took you – so many beautiful images here – and such warmth. It made me smile all through… just wonderful. xx
    I so treasure doing this with you – thank you for this.

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