Friday, December 16, 2005

A Farmer's Epitaph

Harvests in the field
Sorrows never healed
Stacking walls of stone
Watch the soil sealed.

(Unmarked rural cemetery, Wayne County, Pennsylvania)

26 comments:

anne said...

I really like that picture. Are the tombstones facing the road? How bizarre...

beadinggalinMS said...

Beautiful words to a beautiful picture.

M. G. Tarquini said...

This one took my breath away.

jason evans said...

Anne, yes, the tombstones face the road! There are stairs to the road, but really no place to walk. Have to watch that a car doesn't clip you. Back when the road was traveled by horse only, though, that wouldn't have been a problem.

BeadinggalinMS, thank you! The picture really captures the spirit of that area.

M.G. Tarquini, :)

Jeff said...

jason- I like the effect of light and shadows in this picture. :)

Kelly Parra said...

Really great scene you captured, Jason!

M. G. Tarquini said...

Hi!. Tried to email it bounced back to me. Do you have an updated address?

Just as well it bounched back. The synopsis I sent was godawful.

jason evans said...

The email is still good. Maybe Yahoo was having a problem.

M. G. Tarquini said...

I sent to the wrong address. I sent an experimental to your email to make sure I have the right one. I'll send a reworked synopsis after I rework it. Thanks so much.

Cat said...

Hey Jason,
This is a great picture... I really like the way you shot the whole thing, especially the tombstones shadows, the green color at the bottom of the pic and the grayish blue sky on top corner… the whole combination.
Beautiful words… Beautiful picture.
Cheers :)

Terri said...

I agree - beautiful picture, beautiful words. They tie together really well.

mermaid said...

The stone wall appears half finished, and I wonder which lives were also half-lived, both in time and attitude.

jason evans said...

Farzad, sometimes pictures from late in the day have striking contrasts. Some snuck into this one!

Terri, I think about how close these country cemeteries are to the families buried there. There's a special poignance to seeing the graves on the hill outside your window.

Mermaid, that's a great observation. One does wonder about the significance.

jane said...

What a pretty spot for a final resting place...

Shesawriter said...

I like the picture, though I HATE where it is. LOL!

Tanya

jason evans said...

Jane, I think I'll reserve my spot now. :)

Tanya, what's wrong? Don't you like cows? They're very sweet. Really. ;)

LiVEwiRe said...

That is such an interesting photo. Kind of like one's final, eternal look out over their domain.

Autumn Storm said...

Hi Jason.
I read a little ways through your blog the other day, the post beneath this is excellent, capitol E!
Now that the holidays are here, I'll be able to have a proper look around over the next days.

PS Thank you most kindly for your comments, much appreciated!

jason evans said...

Livewire...one's final, eternal look over their domain.... Very nicely put! :)

Autumn storm, thanks for the visit and the compliment! I look forward to seeing you back.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

This looks eerily like a graveyard I once visited in Snowdonia.

cheesemeister said...

I love old cemeteries. The one near Central City was a favorite before the gambling made the journey up there unenjoyable.
And if I've said that at this blog before, I apologize! I can't remember what I've said where sometimes!
Peace,
The Cheesy 1

jason evans said...

UTMG, I like to get a feel for the essence of any given region. Very intriguing when two or more in vastly different parts of the world are similar.

Cheesemeister, don't worry. Any comment is a good comment!

Robin Caroll said...

Great pix! I love it, even if it is so close to the road and tombstones facing the asphalt!

jason evans said...

Robin, I think it's just like how old houses are close to the road. Back when they were built, a few horses going by each day wasn't a big problem.

anne frasier said...

i love that photo. reminds me of where i used to live in iowa.

jason evans said...

Thanks, Anne. Enjoy!