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Searching for Julia

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Searching for Julia

Sandburg saw you
more than a century ago
in prairie-town Galesburg -
an old lady on the porch - 
unbothered by the whooping cries
of ball-playing boys.

Strangely, you had become a missing piece
in the jigsaw puzzle of my life
and I found myself on a quest to find you.

A caption to a missing image alerted me -
followed by a tale
of deleted files and
hard drive crashes
until a reply
from a Knoxville college - 
they had a picture of you!

A beggared five dollars later
your image arrived,
and I shared you with the world- 
so that everyone may know
the face of the woman who taught us
the importance of little things.

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Julia Carney (1823-1908) is the author of "Little drops of Water".

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 10:00:00 AM

    Love it Dave.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 9:24:00 PM

    This is very beautiful and well expressed. I'm glad to see that this woman impacted you. Well done. AO

    De la Croes Avatar David De la Croes Date: 6/12/2013 12:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your visit and comments, AO. Much appreciated... David
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 10:17:00 AM

    your poem is amazing...Linda

    De la Croes Avatar David De la Croes Date: 6/10/2013 1:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your visit and comment, Linda.
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:07:00 AM

    So nice to find a new poem from you here,David. I am a great believer in, 'the little things.' http://www.christianrecovery.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-4243.html

    De la Croes Avatar David De la Croes Date: 6/6/2013 12:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate your comments, SuZ. I've also shared the photo with the Cyberhymnal. see http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/c/a/r/carney_jaf.htm
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 3:00:00 AM

    - An interesting poem, David. - Glad you got the answer to your search. - Have a great new week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    De la Croes Avatar David De la Croes Date: 6/3/2013 3:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne-Lise! Have an awesome week! David