Thursday, March 4, 2010

FSO In Remembrance

I'm flying off to Brisbane tomorrow to spend two weeks with my family.  Can't wait to see them all again and looking forward to a week at Noosa.  

This week's topic is In Remembrance, chosen by Chef E.  I'm sure there are all sorts of possible photo opportunities but once my mind goes down a certain track it is hard to get it back on the right track.  Each time I think of those two words I think of this poem.

In Memory of Marty

Scatter his ashes on the sea
And as he floats on crested wave
He wants no tears or grief
Or duty visits to his grave.....

Don't bury him beneath the ground
No cold imprisoned tomb for him
Or headstone with an earthy mound
That's not the place he'd want to be.

It's where the winds blow fresh and free
I know that he will lie content
The sea he loves his cemetery
And waves his only monument....

I remember Marty's playground so clearly.

So what photos did I come up with?   Well, there's this one, in remembrance of a fine tree.


And I stopped again at the little old cemetery on my way home from work.

I'm sure the rest of the team were a lot more prolific than I was.  Other things on my mind.  To see lots of great photos, just click here.


  1. Have a great time in Oz, hope Brisbane won't be too hot for you,

    I really like your poem. I know of people who have scattered their loved one's ashes.

  2. It is a wonderful poem. Much how I would feel. However, the monuments help for genealogy. :)

  3. I really enjoyed your poem. My uncle and his wife had their ashes scattered at sea. They were a couple of romantics and this seemed perfect for them.

  4. I enjoyed your post and your photos!

  5. Have a wonderful time with your family in Queensland. Lets hope the rain will have resided by then. A fair amount of Queensland has been flooded lately. Take lots of photo's on your journey home. Happy travelling.

  6. It's such a beautiful poem .

  7. Love it, love it! I would be happy on that watery play ground too...

    Love old cemeteries

  8. I too like the poem greatly, as well as the pictures.

  9. A wonderful poem for remembrance. Bon Voyage and enjoy.

  10. Loved your poem! I would like to be scattered at sea as well. Free, to blow and drift, to become part of the flow of life.

  11. A very sweet poem and interesting shots.

  12. I thought it was a terrific poem for a special memory. I love that photo of the cemetary. I hope you have a great time visiting with your family.

  13. I could just feel the sea through this poem and photo - beautiful!

  14. Pauline, I'm so glad you posted this little poem. My Dad's ashes were scattered in the water at the cottage and it was the perfect and only choice.


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