Eternally wrong….about the children and the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

August 11, 2012

That’s the wrong order. That’s not how things should be.

Walk into any church in any village and you will probably see a child’s names on a tombstone.
It’s one of the saddest things don’t you think? It must be.

Walking thru St Denys Church in my little village, where there are records of people since the church was built in the 13C, there are, mercifully, few children’s names.

But the ones who are here are under an angel’s soft protection.
Enveloped in warm Cotswold stone.

In the gentlest light.


Wrong, thought about and photographed in St Denys Church, Northmoor for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

A summer poetry contest from The River
Now these are some proper late summer herbaceous borders!

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  • Reply Michelle Pond August 11, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Beautiful photos and interpretation, Veronica.

    • Reply Veronica August 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Thank you Michelle 🙂

  • Reply Gerry Wilson August 11, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Gorgeous, as always. My photo today is a joke. Really. I have some great photos (somewhere) along these lines . . . I’ll have to go and dig them out! You’ve inspired me.

  • Reply Lara Britt August 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Childhood mortality is truly hard to understand on a visceral level. The beauty of your photos give a bit of peace to that haunted feeling.

  • Reply Joy Weese Moll August 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Beautiful photos — I love the light and shadows in these.

  • Reply Trish August 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Yes, children dying is wrong. Thanks for reminding us. At least some of them get their details etched into a gravestone, and some of those have awesome photos taken of the stone by photographers like you.

  • Reply Rebecca Barray August 12, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Wrong, indeed. Beautiful and touching photography. Well done.
    Becca 😉

  • Reply Lara Schiffbauer August 12, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Wonderful job. I agree, children dying should not happen in a right world. I couldn’t think of a decent interpretation, but yours hits the mark!

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  • Reply ElizOF August 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Nice selections for the challenge, Veronica. 🙂

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