Wooden Crosses

| November 5, 2019

Next-of-kin who wish… HERE LIES Lord Edward B. Seymour, Lord Strathcona’s Horse Died of Wounds 5-12-17 Received in Action 2-12-17. Hand-written, black painted words and dates, upon a once white painted wooden cross, held by Holy Trinity Church, Arrow, Warwickshire. The cross, anchored to the wall above a decorative brass plaque also in Lord Seymour’s […]

The Innermost Heart

| November 1, 2019

Canadian War Graves Detachment, Ypres To the innermost heart of their own land they are known As the stars are known to the Night (For the Fallen, Laurence Binyon, mid-September 1914) We are the dead…short days ago… And so they came – the pilgrims. With war’s end some of those left to remember arrived in […]

Come and Sit With Me

| November 8, 2017

The Roar and the Whisper So many lives to remember. Those who did not return and those who survived. Those who walk each day with the reminders of someone. These reminders not shadows, but real events, real lives, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, parents, family, friends and lovers. We see their faces every day, […]

Nature’s Hymn – Birdsong

| April 15, 2017

Dawn of a New Day With each new day there is a chorus of birds chirping and flitting about from one branch to another announcing the dawn. Content to rejoice as the sun shines upon their places, bringing them warmth, my slightly weary eyes open one at a time. It is dawn, a new beginning. […]

Say Not “Good-Night”

| November 9, 2016

But in Some Brighter Clime He was a soldier, unknown to me, but through my wanderings across Flanders I stumble upon his place. He is there with his fellow soldiers… who knew not what the day would bring. But this day, this time, this place, I stop a while and think upon his life and […]