Tabatha has the Poetry Friday round-up for us this week, at http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com. Do click across and read the many wonderful posts collated there!
This past week I’ve been helping my parents pack up my grandparent’s home. My larrikin Grandan lost a protracted battle with cancer when I was in Year 8, and my quieter Grandma died 7 months ago, aged 97.
There are so many wonderful memories connected to my grandparent’s home. My dad had 3 siblings, and I had 17 cousins and those fabulous fun family times will forever warm my memories. I find I am a very sentimental soul…
I found a very dusty box of old books in the shed at Grandma’s, and included in the treasure chest was a book of poetry, given to my Great Great (?) Grandparents in memoriam of their son Seymour, who was drowned in 1900. The book ‘Why Weepest Thou?’ was published in 1888, by Thomas Nelson and Sons. I hope it comforted them during those awful days of grief.
Today I’m sharing some poems from that book.