Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Old Writing Desk



The Old Writing Desk
by 
Denise

It entered our home on a cold Autumn morn,
Left alone for many a year, waiting to be reborn.
Brought back to life, beautifully polished and
By husband and wife, proudly acknowledged.
A part of his dear Mother, and Grandmother too.
What stories it could tell, if only they knew.
Through the pages of time, how that time just flew,
The years that went by, its history a complete mystery.
Now lovingly placed near the old farmhouse clock,
It will be cherished and treasured, as a Shepherd
With his flock. Now a family heirloom, do they
Smile from above, and do they feel all our love?
Through this writing desk, its connection is clear, we
Will always remember them, they are all we hold dear.

~~~~~~~~~~

I am linking my post with Linda Kay's Wednesday Wit and Wisdom which you can find here.  Linda's logo is on my side bar.


32 comments:

Linda said...

Denise, this is very touching! Beautiful!

Margaret Adamson said...

The poem is delightful

Weekend-Windup said...

Old is Gold. It will make us to remember sweet memories. Also we don't have the same quality of things as before...

Elephant's Child said...

A beautiful piece - about an equally beautiful piece.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho.
Um abraço.

Valerie said...

I love writing desks. I was once the proud owner of one (known as a writing bureau) made by my grandfather. Sadly, it didn't fit anywhere in a new house and it had to go but I still think about it with fond memories. Oh the hours spent working at it.... I wish I could go back.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Beautiful desk and love the history.

jabblog said...

There is something very special about using things that have belonged to those we have loved.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, I like the beautiful desk and the poem! Enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

a beautiful desk and a beautiful tribute...

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Lovely thoughts; lovely writing desk.

gigihawaii said...

That is a very pretty keepsake.

Red said...

Your poem and photo make me think of experiences this desk may have gone through. It makes me think about the old desk my parents had and where it might be.

llandudnopictures said...

Full of nostalgia!

William Kendall said...

Lovely poetry, and a beautiful desk!

Lowcarb team member said...

Denise
This is a very special piece of furniture and a very special poem - thank you for sharing ...
I do think we are so often blessed with pieces of furniture, ornaments etc that mean the world to us and bring back, and keep those precious memories.

I hope this month of November has started well for you.

All the best Jan

Jayne said...

What a lovely desk, and your poem is just delightful. How nice to have such a treasured heirloom now.

Stephanie said...

It is a beautiful piece of furniture. One to treasure for sure.

Rose said...

Denise, I am just now seeing this...it is wonderful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photo and a wonderful poem. I love how you gather momentum through the piece.

diane b said...

Thats a super poem and what a nice desk to remember folks by.

Country Gal said...

Lovely desk and poem . You just dont see the old writing desks anymore . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Tomoko said...

What a beautiful writing desk and I like your history. I still use an old handmade desk my father-in-law used after he passed away 20 years ago.

Debbie said...

such sweet words denise and such a beautiful and special piece of furniture!!!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I was looking at writing desks this week. I'll take this one! Nice post Denise.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful family treasure. I hope you frame your lovely tribute poem and place it near the desk!

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful heirloom. Enjoyed your poem, too.

Linda Gross said...

What a beautiful treasure!

Marie C said...

Beautiful poem, Denise, and beautiful desk! Have you ever been by Linda Kay (Senior Adventures) Wednesday Wit & Wisdom? She hosts the meme as a writing exercise based on a photo, which is what you have done here. You might want to check it out and connect next time you have a post like this. She doesn't have many participants, and I wish more budding writers knew about the meme.

Kathie Brown said...

Lovely photo and poem, Denise. How lucky you are to have it and all the memories it holds!

Marie C said...

So glad to see this also in Wit & Wisdom! It's perfect!

Linda Kay said...

Loved your poem and the wonderfully restored antique desk. Such a treasure. Thanks for joining in!