Honoring our elders

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While gazing at you;
Reminded of a mirror.
Persona as such;
Smooth flowing river.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

Eyes thus denote;
An innocence so pure.
Charming smile possess;
The power to allure.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

While power of speech;
Evoking sense of grace.
Long to seek comfort;
In your loving embrace.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

Seem to be blessed;
Being your descendant.
For love and support;
Equally dependent.

Crushing the rules;
Of brevity.
As such our flowing;
Chemistry.

 

(This gorgeous lady, Iffat Jehan, aged 89 is my paternal grandmother. I’m often told to look just like her.)

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Comments

  1. Old Egg says:

    We all make our lives out of family and upbringing. How rewarding it is for others to comment on us being like our parents or grandparents for they are in still. How well you wrote this piece.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  2. Susan says:

    Bravo! This is like an endless tide rolling in and out of the river to sing the refrain:
    “Crushing the rules;
    Of brevity.
    As such our flowing;
    Chemistry.”
    Perhaps it is the same generation to generation, but we see it through this mirror, this special grandparent and her Grace.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciate your kind words!
      Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

      1. Susan says:

        I pause here even longer the second time through! Thank you for this insightful poem.

        1. adashofsunny says:

          Hello Susan,

          Thank you so much dear, appreciate your warmth & kindness 🙂
          Lots of love 😀
          xoxo

  3. blogoratti says:

    What a heart warming tribute, you must be real proud and I’m sure your family too with how far you have progressed. Life’s all about family and love!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Blogoratti,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  4. Sumana Roy says:

    “Persona as such; / Smooth flowing river”…it’s a great privilege to be a descendant of such a graceful beauty as her…a wonderful tribute to your grandma Sanaa..

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked the tribute 😀
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words for her 😀
      Lots of love
      xoxo

  5. wolfsrosebud says:

    You captured the photos so well in your lines… lovely

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Wolfsrosebud,

      Thank you so much dear, glad you liked it 😀
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  6. L. Moon says:

    What loving and fluid words.
    A fine mirror image of two decidedly gracious and intelligent women.
    I’m glad you have had such fine and loving role models Sunny One!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  7. Oh yes, I do so see how much you look like your grandmother. Two beauties! I like this poem very much and the repeated lines are very effective.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much dear, glad you liked the poem 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 😀
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  8. Sanaa, this is graceful and grace-filled poetry. The repeated stanza is so musical! I agree, you do favor your grandmother, and I can imagine you take great pleasure in that. She is gorgeous! Her face shines. Thanks so much for this, Sanaa. Amy

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Amy,

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked the poem 😀
      Highly appreciate your kind words 🙂
      Lots of love
      xoxo

  9. Myrna says:

    Sanaa, both of you are beautiful regardless of age. I really like the refrain in your poem and how proud you are to be a descendant of such a lovely lady.
    (Thank you for your kind words on my blog, especially today. My mother-in-law is 95 and I cared for her a long time before placing her in a nursing home. She is in no pain, and in spite of her mind that misfires constantly, she seems very happy. I am so grateful!)

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Its nice to know that she isn’t in pain, to be 95 years old is a huge deal! 🙂
      May her coming years be full of health and happiness 🙂
      So glad you liked the poem 😀 Lots of love
      xoxo

  10. What a wonderful tribute to the graceful beauty….loved the words Sanaa… simply beautiful… 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Maniparna,

      Thank you so much, glad you liked the poem 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  11. claireylove says:

    What a lovely graceful refrain! Great work.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Claireylove,

      Thank you so much, glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Good to see you!
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  12. Jamztoma says:

    I really marvel at your originality. I love the way you skillfully chose your words for your response. It’s beautiful!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jamztoma

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week ahead!

  13. Patricia Heaton says:

    “Charming smile possess
    The power to allure”

    Loved these lines! Your depiction of your grandma’s beauty is mesmerizing 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Patricia,

      Thank you so much, glad you liked the depiction 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  14. Dean Morris says:

    The repetition of stanza adds a glamorous effect to the poem! I can see the resemblance between both ladies 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Dean,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week ahead 😀

  15. Sanaa,

    A delightful tribute to your paternal grandmother. I can see a lovely facial connection with you and her, from the images..

    Eileen

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Eileen,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  16. I see the resemblance! Not only does beauty shine from her, but also wisdom. I think you are travelling in that direction too 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much for such a huge compliment 😀
      So glad you liked it, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  17. Mary says:

    Sanaa, your paternal grandmother is a beautiful woman (and I can see her pride and dignity in that photo as well), and you have written a beautiful poem. A very moving read.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words 😀
      Lots of love
      xoxo

  18. Rose K. says:

    Beautiful way to honor your Elders. I keep reading this verse: “Crushing the rules
    of brevity”
    I am left at a loss for words

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Rose,

      Thank you so much! That was so sweet of you 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  19. Jae Rose says:

    I love how you played with the chemistry of these lines..like mixing them up in the most wonderful combinations..most of all i love the sentiment and love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so good to see you again 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  20. Jennifer Langston says:

    Eyes thus denote;
    An innocence so pure.
    Charming smile possess;
    The power to allure.

    Loved these lines.. so beautiful & emotive.
    The resemblance is powerful too!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jennifer,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words!
      Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  21. Francis Newton says:

    Loved your sentiments flowing through the magical verses.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Francis,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words 🙂

  22. G L Meisner says:

    Great poem for a grandmother.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mr Meisner,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week ahead!

  23. gillena says:

    Luv the mirror and flow imagery, for its heartwarming to know that such grace will carry forward

    Thanks for linking up at MondayWRites; have a nice Monday

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      You’re most welcome 😀 So glad you liked it!
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  24. And the poetic form flows like river to match. I have repeated and wrote on a similar subject today.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Colleen,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  25. vandana says:

    Such a heartfelt poem and indeed our elders live through us. beautiful ladies!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Vandana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  26. Wonderful.. this gives such a sense of connection with that repeated stanzas..

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciate your kind words 🙂

  27. She is gorgeous, indeed. A beautiful tribute.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week!

  28. Manicddaily says:

    Wow–such a grandmother–looks great! And you too–thanks for sharing the pics and lovely poem. k.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Karin,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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      xoxo

  29. Crushing the rules of brevity….so true and beautifully spoken.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Carrie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked the refrain 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  30. You’re both beautiful and this was a gorgeous poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Moskowitz

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week ahead!

  31. Nicholas V. says:

    A wonderful tribute to your grandmother, Sanaa.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead!

  32. Gail says:

    You have honored family…well said.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gail,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
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      xoxo

  33. Marian says:

    Nice! I really like your refrain a lot. Beautiful women 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Marian,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  34. hedgewitch says:

    Your refrain is perfect, and beautiful pictures.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Hedgewitch,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  35. Rall says:

    Very nice tribute to your grandmother and your strong sense of family connection is illustrated in your poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Rall,

      Thank you so much, glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciate your warm & kind words!
      xoxo

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