Saturday, March 15, 2008

LAVENDER BLUE

Sunday March 16 2008
Jillyanna would sit staring out of the

school house window hoping to catch a

glimpse of Jeremiah's ship returning

She was one of many

village waiters. At last,

early one chilly morn, it appeared in

the fog shrouded bay, with tattered sails

and no crew aboard.

A life shared was not to be for her,

but, never the less, hope lived

on in her heart.

4 comments:

scus said...

If Jeremiah took that picture with him when he left, perhaphs he decided to look for "bluer waters"!!???

SIR KNOWITALL said...

AFTER THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN DID JILLY
THINK SHE HAD JUST THE RIGHT LOOK TO KEEP HER MAN ?

Anonymous said...

Jillyanna was my sister. She was devastated by the loss of her beloved Jeremiah. He had promised to marry her when he returned, it was his last trip out for good. She never got over the shock of seeing the empty ship bobbing lifeless in the harbor. Jillyanna continues to this day to stand in front the of the windows, of the old house, listening to the distant fog horn, straining to hear his footsteps and his calling out of her name "Jilly, Jilly". She sees his ghostly figure coming out of the mist all the time. She will never be the same-nor I

Anonymous said...

She was just a little bit of a thing (see how her bodice is tight having to wear the same dress for years)--and surprized all when she up and left one day to become a lumberjack, working for one of those paper mills, finally meeting a nice enough fellow who loved her sweet face when she smiled.