Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Old Morse Hill Cemetery

Here are some photos taken by Sam Sprague, my brother, of the old cemetery in North Charlestown, New Hampshire. These graves date from the Revolutionary War.They overlook the hills along the Connecticut River. Wild wintergreen berries grow here among the gravestones. There are messages here on the stones-"As I am now you soon shall be". A Momento Mori. And old men. Jeremiah and Jebediah, old Yankees whose many wives died in childbirth. Women "who orbit in granite around their graves".- my words from an unfinished poem.

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