Sunday, September 26, 2010

One Single Impression: Monument

Fall from grace

they stood tall and proud
monuments to once known gods
center of worship
now grown old and decaying
no one knows and no one cares

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Prompt words, Monument, suggested
by Ramesh Sood at
A Little More Than Ordinary..

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One Single Impression
using "Monument" as prompt

Top, from river cruise; somewhere in Russia between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Right, ruins near Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.

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At Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:29:00 AM, Blogger Nanka said...

Lovely take on the prompt... the ruins fallen from grace maybe but has a history hidden within, making it very charming.

At Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:05:00 AM, Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

Yes, no one cares.. but they exist and make their presence made me feel a little sad.. but how true.. came from heart.. thanks fo such a lovely take on 'Monument'.

At Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:18:00 AM, Blogger Harshad mehta said...

Well said Jim. Everything is temporary in long run. It is a very humbling thought.


At Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:07:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

It's always sad to see such monuments in this state. No respect for the past.

At Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:35:00 AM, Blogger Amity said...

you have said it right Jim, those monuments, their grandeur of olden times now forsaken!

what make them survive is the history they've left for this generation!

i like your take of the prompt Jim!

At Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:07:00 AM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

These monuments have such history and is sad to see them decay. I love the direction you took with the prompt!

At Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

such a gorgeous photo and your poem does tell a tale of these ancient monuments. Somehow I always love seeing them and how they have endured as much as they have.

At Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:20:00 AM, Blogger Rumya said...

It's very sad to see an ancient monument in ruins. I always wonder what the history behind it is. Lovely verse!!

At Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:52:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Sadly, or maybe not, nothing lives forever. Excellent use of the prompt!

At Monday, September 27, 2010 6:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly its same for most monuments :| well thought words :)

At Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:23:00 AM, Blogger Rigel said...

Sure, nothing lasts forever, but these monuments still stand tall and proud to tell a tale. They may fall and crumble one day, but their memories will live on in stories.

Wonderful poem. :)

At Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Leo said...

sad that some monuments end up like this, Jim :( a fall from grace indeed. good take on the prompt..!

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At Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:52:00 PM, Blogger Nessa said...

They sure do make great subjects for photographs though.

At Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:37:00 PM, Blogger Bloggin'withAmanda said...

Jim this gives a great feel for our monuments, it does seem as tho those that were so important to our generation are no longer of interest, such a shame! Lovely writing!

At Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:15:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Excellent take on the prompt; loved it. I thought of that as well and almost posted something similar but never got out to the place I wanted to take a picture of. Have a great weekend~~~

At Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:43:00 PM, Anonymous ms pie said...

exquisite fotos!!! thank you for sharing... as if in abandoning the ancients we are abandoning a heritage...


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