When Mom and I were sorting through a drawer full of old pictures last December, I was struck by the forgotten faces and the unknown stories that were captured on film. This April, I'll bring 30 of the photos back to life through poetry.
I'll post the photos here, a week at a time, so that any who want to write along with me can pick and choose, look ahead to the next day, and/or download the picture to use in their own blog post.
will always twinkle,
they become surrounded
I will read thousands of pages,
see sunsets and rainbows,
witness a long lifetime of history.
will always turn down at the corners
my grandmother's did.
I will smile at my husband's dear face,
my children's accomplishments,
my friends' news,
my cats' playfulness.
will always be busy,
I will hold these photos
one more time,
amazed at my big life,
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016