Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Resurrection Reunion 2, 1945, Sir Stanley Spencer

©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson

Death is a many-splendored thing;

especially when it ends.

The shroud is shed; the raised heart sings

and everyone pretends

that life is bound to be brand new

the second time around,

and all along they knew, just knew

they'd break free from the ground.


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Terra said...

I like your poem and the painting.

Gail said...

I did like this almost light hearted approach. Great job as always.

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yaya said...

I'm heading to Chicago for a memorial service for my Sister-in-law. This is a poem of joy and just what I needed. Thanks Sue.

Brian Miller said...

hey i am all for breaking free from the ground...what a reassurance eh? smiles...death is...and we cant avoid it but we can make sure its not the end.

Other Mary said...

What a great opening!

Death is a many-splendored thing;
especially when it ends.

Now that's what I call an attention grabber. The strong rhythm and rhyme are excellent too. How very satisifying this is, Sue.

Amy said...

You really have a way with words.

LeAnn said...

The painting is very interesting. I think I will spend some more time looking at it. Your poem was also very interesting, sweet and hopeful.

Karen Mortensen said...

Wow. Love it.

Katherine said...

Wonderful write!

Kutamun said...

Oh, i like this .....after all, we could be all dead now and merely waiting to be born to the real world !

Grandma Honey said...

Very nice Sue. It continues to surprise me when people say they do not believe in the after life. Yet, I always say to myself….deep down they really know there is!

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for this, Sue. A friend has recently passed away.

Splendid Little Stars said...

ideas to ponder...

~T~ said...


All I could think of was "Please pass the tissue" . . .

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