Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas With Great Grandma

Thanks to Aileni..For Monochrome Weekly

My niece's little girl Kealani..who I posted of last week- (a little older now).. -Her Great Grandma Francis here is in her early 90's -

(Leonard Cohen, The Bells)

The birds they sang at break of day
Start again, I heard them say
Nor dwell on what has passed away
Or what is yet to be.

The wars they will be fought again
The holy dove be caught again
Bought and sold and bought again
Until we set them free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
The light behind to see.

Add up the parts, not yours the sum
Strike up the march, there is no drum
Every heart to love must come
Like a refugee


The Muse said...

I am stopping in to wish you the Merriest of Christmases.
And also to add, how pleasurable it is to read your words...which flow so gently, from the heart.

Bill S. said...

You are a wonderful poet. I remember many years of Christmas with my grandparents. Pleasent memories.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey..this one is Leonard Cohen! ha..don't feel bad..I wasn't that familar with him either.

Anonymous said...

Ah the young and the old. Nice memory and the sepia tone is perfect. I like the poem. We live in the now don't we.

Titania said...

Hi Regina Marie; How are you? I have not been blogging for a few weeks, otherwise busy. I had to go way back to see your beautiful posts. The latest shot with great grandma is so beautiful in black and white. Always lovely poetry. The lit up palm tree is enchanting, wish I could put some lights up on mine! Anyway it is nice to see yours.
I wish you a very happy Christmas. T.

Elisabeth said...

This image evokes childhood memories and is reminiscent of photographs from the 1940s and 50s.

Robin said...

What a special moment to capture, how lucky she is to have a great-grandma to celebrate with.

Sylvia said...

The bells should ring for Love, for respect, for Peace... And so much we are waiting for the bells in this deep silence of the world! That is a lovely picture and a wonderful song. Merry Christmas to you.

Carver said...

That's a fantastic photograph and I love the poem.

AL said...

Oh she got bigger now! Brings back memories of Christmas. Did you compose the poem? You are very talented.

Chie Wilks said...

a very nice monochrome shot..thanks for sharing with us this wonderful poem too...

mine is here

Julie said...

That great grandma is astounding for in her 90s. Would that I age that well.

Tone said...

Great pictures, and a great atmosphere here on your blog. I really likes it :-)

elvira pajarola said...

...So elegant the Lady in white....your little niece Kealany is incredibly sweet...!
Very touching...the hands of the Lady in white which embrasses the waist of the little girl, so lovely!

(I hope very much your stormy weather is over and things are calm now and nobody got hurt!)

...((snow is melting this morning and my bouganvillaes look a little shocked...but they will survive....!)

Have a sunny and happy sunday!
ciao elvira

The Write Girl said...

What a beautiful poem and quite stirring. I love your photo for monochrome weekly as well : )

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

A poem that matches the picture.

maricar said...


thanks for the visit and comment, wonderful poem and photo of a child and her great grandma,

Happy Holiday Season!

Calico Crazy said...

Great photo, a memory to be cherished forever.

I must admit I've been distracted and entranced by the kitty in your sidebar more than once. ~ Calico Contemplations

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful shot! :)

I wish you a peaceful X-mas!

RuneE said...

Leonard Cohen is no mean poet, and his words fitted the photo very well.

Regina said...

Beautiful mono!
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a blessed year ahead.

Denise said...

I have to say now because I always seem to forget how amazing I think your header photos are. This one is truly spectacular, as are the rest. I also love the picture in this post. What a treasure this photo is, one that would warm any heart and perfect words to go with your post my friend. Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year to you and your family.

Calico Crazy said...

Yes, member is just google's non-blogger terminology for following. It uses your blogger/google identity just like following.

ruma2008 said...

The annual ring is wisdom.

Thank you for showing wonderful happiness.

From the Far East.
Best regards.

JM said...

Hope your modem problems will be solved soon. Have a Merry Christmas!

elvira pajarola said...

Cara Regina.........I just loved your lovely comment and yes...we do celebrate christmas...!
....really rustic though....!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas too !!!!!!!!!
All the best !!!
ciao ciao elvira

sojourner said...

Ha! more words for a blue season:
"Start again, I heard them say
Nor dwell on what has passed away
Or what is yet to be."
Thank you - just what I needed!

Sunny said...

I love that photo!XXOOO

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!