June 12, 2012

A Moment of Silence

Brill Cemetery 
By John R. Greenwood

Oasis of age buried deep within a town 
Loyal cedars standing 
Patient sentinels have nothing but time
A caring Sun sneaks through 
Pumping a spritz of love
Warming a sacred soil moist of teared thoughts over years missed
Silence - like a friend who surrounds you with calm  
Soft shell of moss comforting sleeping souls nestled below
This solitude filled space 
Cornered with scattered ornamentation 
Believing in it's rusted beauty   

Submitted to Poets United: Poetry Pantry #102


  1. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brill Cemetary - what a video and poem. It is good to honour these places.

  3. John,

    A very moving video and accompanying poem.
    Sad to see areas which are unkempt and uncared for. Memories held in the scattered memorials.


  4. The poem and photos are beautiful and touching. Love this.

  5. I love this piece and the photos to go with. I have written some pieces about cemeteries, myself, as I find them fascinating places. Commenting from Poety Pantry.

  6. So moving and beautiful, John. The film, your words, the photos. Makes one think.......I especially love "silence like a friend who surrounds you with calm"......