Thursday, November 2, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Second on the Second

Originally posted 3. November 2012. I was participating in NaNoJouMo, National November Journal Month. Each day you were supposed to complete a journal page. This was my page for

2. November 2012

Halloween, Samhain, All Souls, Day of the Dead are all festivals that honor those that have passed on.

Do Not Stand Over My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand over my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you waken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quit birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die

Sparkling watercolors, F. W. Acrylic black ink, Nikko G nib.

It's your turn to play. From Elizabeth: Now it's time to share your Second on the 2nd.  The rules are quite simple and everyone is welcome to join the fun look back.  All you have to do is bring back a post that you are especially proud of, or perhaps one you shared before anyone knew your blog existed.  Any post, any genre, any artistic endeavor is acceptable.  Join hosts Bleubeard and Elizabeth to see what else is being served up the Second Time Around.


  1. Wow... this page is/was FANTASTIC - I am in awe of your beautiful handwriting - top callipraphy style! And --- I adore this poem - it really speaks to me!
    Happy second on the 2nd!
    oxo Susi

  2. A wonderful page. Love the beautiful writing and the meaningful poem. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Cool look back page. You made a great page and it really works for the day. I looked up Samhain the other day when I looked up All Souls Day and it was fascinating. It was interesting how the Gaelic people celebrated right in the middle of each season. Have a great day. Hugs-Erika

    1. The Celts knew how to keep the wheel turning during the year.

  4. Oh wow i love this page and a great choice for today Happy second on the 2nd

    1. I'm glad I found this when looking for a post. I nearly forgot about this page.

  5. Love this poem and your journal page.

  6. I take it these are your dearly departed parents and loved ones. Your calligraphy goes perfectly with both the poem and the people who you try not to weep for.

    Thank you for sharing this very moving post with us for a second look on the 2nd.

    1. This tribute was to other family members and friends who passed away. My parents passed away the following year. Dad in August and Ma in November 2013.

  7. CJ; thanx for sharing this poem in its entirety; for some reason I've never seen the whole poem in print?? your handwriting is amazing !!!! ♥♥♥

  8. What a wonderful second look! The poem is a lovely one and your handwriting is so beautiful! Happy 2nd on the 3rd! Chrisxx

  9. Great 2nd look, CJ - especially for me because I wasn't following you five years ago! I love that poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye and haven't read it in a while.

    Happy 2nd on the 2nd! Hugs, Eileen

  10. I love this poem and I love your journal page!