#NaPoWriMo day 16–Poem inspired by a small old cemetery

Spanish-Portugese-Synagogue-4-16-2017

Hidden Cemeteries

Reflections of holidays,
spiritual journeys join,
taking pauses, connecting
with earlier bygone times.

Stumbling on cemeteries,
story stones remembrance,
lineage lines redefined,
openings into a past.

Fragmented shaped memories,
eternal shadows speaking,
carry traditions forward,
kindle candles forever.
© 2017 Michelle Kogan

 

A poem inspired by this small old cemetery my husband’s keen eye picked out as we were leaving NYC this morning. It’s identified as “The Second Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Sheath Israel, in the city of New York, 1805-1829.”

About Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an illustrator, instructor, painter and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park.
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