Thursday, September 13, 2012

Scrapbook of Memories

The scrapbook
is tattered
and timeworn,
and full of intriguing 
and mysterious
from days

This is my grandma's scrapbook, which she gave to me at the end of her life, chock full of history - life in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Wow. A treasure, and a wealth of stories.

Her heart
and her body
may be a little
but her spirit 
has stayed
as effervescent
as ever.

Another take on the prompt, by the Cackling Crone of Plested Road.

Posted for Ella's prompt at Poets United's Thursday Think Tank: Timeworn
The prompt was inspired by the work of visual artist Vicki Sheehan 
whose work can be seen here.


  1. lovely...i would love to get a peek inside your scrapbook :)

  2. I love this Sherry! I love the idea she did this and the wonder of it all~ I hope it inspires you to share and write about some of the touching pearls you find! I think scrapbooks like these as wonderful treasure!

    I'm in awe and I love these lines:
    "but her spirit has stayed as effervescent as ever." So pure n' true!

  3. How interesting! Your poem is lovely and I wish I could look through that scrapbook. I love scrapbooking but I'm not very good at it so I haven't done it in years. Great writing Sherry.

  4. that is one cool book - well worn and loved

  5. Finally a picture of the famed scrapbook! I like the words you frame it in. Thank you, Sherry, for this poem and for visiting my "Survivors." There I cannot take credit for the picture, only the enjoyment of rhodies.

  6. Wow, what a wonderful photo of that scrapbook, Sherry. Oh, you should write out some of those stories inside sometime. What treasures, and what a lovely poem.

  7. What a treasure you have there Sherry ~ Those stories and her spirit will forever live in your hands ~ Lovely share ~

  8. How wonderful to have such a have pieces of her to look at whenever you want.

  9. What a treasure and you described it so well, a great source of inspiration for you I'm sure.

  10. I wish I possessed a scrapbook such as this, a place wherein I could visit Gram. Gift.

  11. Sherry,

    It is an absolute gift to have access to a scrapbook of memories.

    Best Wishes,

  12. Hiya Sherry,
    Are you having/did you have a nice visit?
    This prompt was a lovely prod to 'relook' at some of our things and examine the links to the past and what they mean to us.We each came up with something totally different.

  13. wow Sherry...What an inheritance....

  14. Sherry what a treasure!! My grandma was delightful, but left no scrapbook. I miss it. What a great photo too and effervescent is the way to go! Really enjoyed those two beautiful poems. :-)

  15. One of the first posts I read on your blog was about the women in your family. You drew me into your history then. You've done it again. You've spoken of putting together a collection of your work for your kids. This will be a great addition.

  16. a direct connection to your past and ancestors what a great gift and opportunity for you! wonder who will discover or pass on our blogs...

  17. Great idea, but I'm with Vicky: you must open it up for us sometime!

  18. It's in great hands. What a lovely way of chronicling your family.

  19. What a lovely poem and what a treasure to have inherited, a piece of your history.


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