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SPECTACULAR SUNSET ON OUR FINAL RESTING PLACE

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These pictures were taken by my husband. The keyhole shaped monument is called Milner’s Tower which is on Bradda Head and it is in this area where our ashes are eventually scattered.

 

breathtaking sunset gold dust shimmers on calm sea sweet birdsong ceases 10-24-17

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Date: 3/22/2021 9:08:00 PM
Beautiful, Jan. Congrats ~
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Date: 1/11/2021 2:44:00 PM
Jan! Congratulations - for your POTD (I wasn't part of the soup at the time) and for your win in the contest. There is a depth and double meaning here that is unmistakable through your picture of calm serenity! hugs and smiles :)
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Date: 11/7/2017 10:21:00 PM
A place to die for, LOL Simply Amazing Congratulations on POTD I choose to come here instead of dwelling on one stone , how peaceful and serene and wild to spend the end . Much love
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/8/2017 4:44:00 PM
Thanks so much Donna - this Island is our home and it's where my ashes will be scattered - the top picture is so so stunning and i have it on my PC desktop and it is even more gorgeous on a larger scale. I am overwhelmed with the support and comment's I've had from that poem and although the event was so painful at the time I am at peace now and the poem was so cathartic to write:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 10/30/2017 6:04:00 AM
Very very nice Jan beautiful. Please will you read my poem Shell's of Alamein. I think it is the best thing I have ever written it is the 1st thing I am actually proud to put my name on . It has no cheap throw away lines its simple
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Date: 10/30/2017 3:15:00 PM
Of course i will drop by Christopher and thanks for your lovely comment:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/27/2017 9:39:00 PM
Breathtaking imagery in your haiku Jan... just stunning and well done. Love your second line completely. Your husband's pics are gorgeous and thank you for the personal notes as well. Enjoyed - both your lovely haiku and pics!
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Date: 10/28/2017 5:33:00 AM
Thanks Susan I never know if I've written a proper haiku as i struggle with the juxtaposition of the final line, my hubby put the top pic on my computer as one of my screen savers and I absolutely adore the picture, it looks even better when it fills the whole screen!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/27/2017 12:10:00 AM
Nice haiku, beautiful picture. With regards. Alex
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Date: 10/27/2017 4:03:00 AM
Thanks Alex:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/26/2017 2:24:00 PM
Your words are more majestic than their accompanying photos. Beautiful
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Date: 10/26/2017 6:16:00 PM
aww thank you so much Scott:-) I love it when i get a comment on this poem as i get to see that stunning sunset again and again:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/26/2017 4:32:00 AM
Beautiful Haiku Jan and certainly compliments the wonderful photographs. :)))
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Date: 10/26/2017 4:50:00 AM
Thanks Roy, I will pass your comment on to my hubby:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/25/2017 10:25:00 PM
A perfect haiku! Lovely scenery, poem speaks volumes!
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Date: 10/26/2017 4:49:00 AM
Thanks Suzanne:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/25/2017 8:44:00 PM
A truly beautiful place, Jan. The top pic is amazing. And your poem is lovely.
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Date: 10/26/2017 4:49:00 AM
Thanks Agnes - I checked and the top pic was taken in 2010 ... I thought it was a lot more recent than that but it certainly is a spectacular sunset. i have it as one of my desk top pictures, they change every ten minutes:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/25/2017 4:10:00 AM
This is a beautiful write my friend! For some reason I can't see the pictures! But the poem speaks for itself and it is truly gorgeous! It brings about a moment of pause for the dead, and respect for all those that left before too! I really enjoyed reading your illustrious poem here this morning! What a positively wondrous piece, Great Work!!
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Date: 10/25/2017 4:28:00 AM
Oh that is strange Russell you are missing a real treat especially with the top picture which is breathtaking:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 11:35:00 PM
Breath taking photographs especially since photos were personally taken! Great Haiku....
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Date: 10/25/2017 4:27:00 AM
Thanks Judy, I love the ever changing scene of the sea, but that top picture is absolutely breath taking and I was so glad my hubby captured that moment:-) hugs jan xx
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Judy Konos
Date: 10/24/2017 11:36:00 PM
Cheers!
Date: 10/24/2017 11:33:00 PM
Beautiful pictures to match your poem <3
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Date: 10/25/2017 4:26:00 AM
Thanks Sara:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 10:13:00 PM
breathtaking
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Date: 10/25/2017 4:25:00 AM
Thanks Cas:-) That top picture I absolutely adore:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 6:16:00 PM
Wonderful job, Jan. I think you made a final line that fits senryu quite well! Wish I could visit you there on your island one day!
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Date: 10/25/2017 4:24:00 AM
so its not a proper haiku then??? Who knows which way the wind will blow us Andrea (I hope its not a windy day when I'm scattered lol) and i may pluck up courage to get on a plane and go back to the US one day:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 2:02:00 PM
wow, gorgeous scenery and great pictures! i'd like to have my ashes scattered in such a place (although there's nothing like it near where i live...)
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Date: 10/24/2017 4:31:00 PM
Its a beautiful place Ilene and when we made out wills when my hubby had cancer we chose it as our final resting place:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 1:45:00 PM
Your husband is a wonderful photographer Jan! Such a serene place to one day rest in peace! Lovely haiku my friend! : )
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Date: 10/24/2017 1:50:00 PM
The pictures were just taken on his phone - its amazing how technology allows us to do such things!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 1:23:00 PM
Hi Jan: A beautiful scene for two Viking Funerals!
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Date: 10/24/2017 1:27:00 PM
Thanks Ralph it is a very special place and our friend Bob's ashes were scattered out the the bay earlier this month :-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 11:38:00 AM
Gorgeous Haiku and sentiment Jan, and the photos! Love it :) xomo!
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Date: 10/24/2017 12:27:00 PM
I have the top pic as one of my screen savers on my laptop I adore it that much!!!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 11:35:00 AM
Spectacular...the haiku too...a fav
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Date: 10/24/2017 12:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Tim:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 11:32:00 AM
Love the ku...love the photos...moving water...tho upper Midwest...we associate also with spirits of moving water, my friend...my favorite Minnesota places...the "real" Mississippi Headwaters (as journalled by Chief Ozawindib, Schoolcraft's guide) my girls & I found (and drank from!) and the shores of Gitchee Gumi (Lake Superior)
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Date: 10/24/2017 12:26:00 PM
Thanks for the lovely comment James:-) I adore being by the sea but not sailing on it ... :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 10:51:00 AM
So calm.Love Jan.
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Date: 10/24/2017 11:44:00 AM
Thanks Rajat:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 10:18:00 AM
Lovely and sweet! Glad the sky has not turned ashen yet. <3 Kim
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/24/2017 2:09:00 PM
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/24/2017 11:43:00 AM
lol Kim I like that comment!:-)Ten days ago our friend had her husband's ashes scattered in the bay - he was in the navy so it was a very appropriate act of remembrance:-) hugs jan xx hugs Jan xx
Date: 10/24/2017 9:15:00 AM
My compliments to Jan, the poet, and to Bob, the photographer for lovely works of art. Your fantastic haiku mirrors the colors of the sunset shots Bob so skillfully captured.
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Date: 10/24/2017 9:30:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely comment Lin:-) I absolutely adore the top sunset it was so spectacular. Our wills are made and our final resting place is to be here at a place we love:-) hugs jan xx