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Old Bones

The official directions were to park the car along the gravel road, hike a mile down the railroad tracks, and climb the hill out of the right-of-way into the farm pasture.  There was the pioneer cemetery.  There was my great-great-great grandfather, John Bishop, his headstone a tangible artifact of his existence.

ancestor’s old bones
lying beneath summer grass
family connection

john-bishop-stone

John Bishop (1830 – 1886)

This is my offering for d’Verse Poets Haibun Monday.

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14 thoughts on “Old Bones

  1. What a special experience that must have been, Teresa. Going through my mother’s things after her recent death, I’ve been unearthing more of the history of my ancestors–I could get so caught up in this.

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  3. Amazing to thiNk..
    my friEnd as
    nows go
    by.. so far..
    cemeteries
    of the future
    will be flowered
    and colored by
    Blogs juSt like this..
    transhumanism.. in uploading
    soUls.. 15 minutes of fAMe.. a lifetime forever captured..
    may be legends.. wHo kNows Feels.. moRE.. noW
    as
    long
    as
    servers.. serve
    A soUl uP oNline..
    wHo FeeLs.. kNoWs perHaps
    A thouSAnd yeARs oF eYes..aLiVe
    as soUls rain
    on
    wiTh HeARt
    And SpiRit aS
    words.. eTc.. beCome flesh..:)

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