Villages of The Forgotten Dead

RDP Monday: CRUMBLE

Graves that are crumbling and falling into ruin seem to be more lively then the often visited and well maintained ones – which is funny when you think about it,

anita

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Bear Creek Cemetery/Turner Cemetery
Washington state.

Photot A.M. Moscoso
Bear Creek Cemetery
Washington State

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Comet Lodge Cemetery
Seattle, WA

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Saint Louis Cemetery Number One

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Saint Louis Cemetery Number One

“Over all was that air of abandonment and decay which seems nowhere so fit and significant as in a village of the forgotten dead.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Death of Halpin Frayser

Cemetery Angels

RDP Tuesday: ANGEL

I suppose that Angels are comforting

to those in need

and they look boss on top of your Christmas Tree

But I like my angels cast in marble and stone

forever friends

to our sleeping bones.

The Recording Angel Waupun, Wisconsin:  Photograph by A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photograph: A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

 

The Crow and the Cemetery Cat

RDP Tuesday: CROW

Over 15 years ago,

I think it was in May

a very curious crow

followed me from grave to grave

Photo A.M. Moscoso

He danced a little here, he danced a little there

when he cawed to me merrily,

it sounded like a purr

Photo A.M. Moscoso

But of one thing I am most sure

as we chatted and explored the graves

the cemetery cat

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Did not 

Photo A.M. Moscoso

approve.

 

*Photos taken at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home and Cemetery

May 19th 2008

The Exception

RDP Tuesday: STONE

Photo A.M. Moscoso

” It’s written in stone ” is a funny saying.

It implies that if something is written in this fashion it will hold it’s meaning forever and that meaning will last forever.

The exception to that rule is, sadly enough, things that are written on gravestones.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

 

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso