An Old Fashion Love:

23 Mar

Grand-Père et Grand-Mère

Le soleil trouve son chemin à travers le ciel brisées,

comme la lune attend patiemment de l’autre côté.

À la fois l’amour de support qui est logé jamais à décider

si quelque chose est toujours mal.

Une tasse de thé et de pain grillé moutarde.

Une cravate de soie jaune et une robe rouge vif.


Grand Father and Grand Mother

 The sun finds its way through broken skies

as the moon waits patiently on the other side.

Both, supporting love that’s housed never to decide

whether anything is ever wrong.

A cup of tea and mustard toast.

A yellow silk tie and a bright red gown.



Posted by on March 23, 2014 in AARP, Getting Old, Love, Mill Street, New Hampshire, Sartre, Zen


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34 responses to “An Old Fashion Love:

  1. ZQ

    March 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you. Definitely a key


  2. Loredana Donovan

    March 31, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Enjoyed this … it must be the key to a long and happy relationship. 🙂 Liked the French version, too.


  3. ZQ

    March 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    a lot more patient and tolerant I think.


  4. ZQ

    March 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you Kerry


  5. ZQ

    March 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm



  6. dsnake1

    March 24, 2014 at 11:24 am

    ah, those were much more simpler times. 🙂


  7. Kerry O'Connor

    March 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This is an excellent vignette!


  8. Rallentanda

    March 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Ca, c’est merveilleux ! Les images sont tres belles.Bravo!


  9. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you and I enjoyed my visit.


  10. humbird

    March 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    So wisely written, we need both around us to feel and teach Love. ~ Thanks for stopping by.


  11. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Yes! It’s amazing that those who love like that, don’t know they love like that. It just happens and continues to happen. Perhaps age can teach us that too. 🙂


  12. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you Grace. Nice to meet you too 🙂


  13. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you Sherry and may the tide rise to your feet soon 🙂


  14. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks Claudia. “Intent” is an elusive culprit in defining the background that depicts the character(s) …but you never know? 🙂


  15. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you Natasa…
    (I can’t get the squiggly thing over the “S”)


  16. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you… besides for my memere and pepe I through it in for my sister Michelle, retired French teacher. 🙂
    Have a great week.


  17. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Pop! 🙂


  18. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    yes perhaps a hybrid Bodhisattva vow.. comfortable enough with yourself and your differences to be comfortable with another’s …and share space 🙂


  19. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Merci Monsieur


  20. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Ya… Grandparents can be “Characters” They did rule the earth at one time 🙂


  21. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    What else can you do? 🙂


  22. ZQ

    March 23, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    yes there seem to be an air of peace they both chose not to dispell. There were always two sides not to mention a different day to begin in love, again 🙂


  23. Susan

    March 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Wonderful when Love is blind in a true way, when it can come as it is and be welcomed to the sky holding party. I wish I could read french.


  24. Grace

    March 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I like this part best:

    Both, supporting love that’s housed never to decide

    whether anything is ever wrong.

    Nice to meet you ~


  25. Sherry Blue Sky

    March 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I can see them in your two closing lines…………Loved this one, my friend!


  26. claudia

    March 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    what a cool capture of them….you give us just the outlines but paint such a vivid picture.. very cool


  27. Nataša Dolenc (@Natasek86)

    March 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    i like how you capture them in these images.


  28. Gabriella

    March 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    How nice to find a French version of your poem, ZQ! I enjoyed your warm and colorful words.


  29. Talon

    March 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

    This pops with the color of life, ZQ. Cohabiting can be calm if we choose it to be that way, I do believe.


  30. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    March 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I must say this intrigued me.. I can read their interdependence… maybe that’s the key to lifelong relationships…


  31. Paul F. Lenzi

    March 23, 2014 at 9:35 am



  32. Brian Miller

    March 23, 2014 at 9:04 am

    i like that you just give hints of their looks but try to capture more the character of them…the love that never decides right & wrong…interesting…ever the encouragers eh? both my grandfathers were dead by the time i was 10…wish i had gotten more time with them…


  33. Sumana Roy

    March 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

    ah…the sky seldom holds the Sun and the Moon together… is never to be….sigh…i think whatever happens happens for the best….very nice lines…


  34. Mary

    March 23, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Interesting that they never could decide if anything was ever wrong. I guess it keeps the peace in the house that way. Smiles.



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