Wednesday, June 14, 2006

old friends

This weekend i was at the seaside. This is one of the pictures i took.
The man and the woman on the beach-bench were strangers, they were wearing summerclothes.

Still they reminded me of a song of Simon and Garfunkel: "Old Friends"
I give you a few lines i remember

Old friends
sat on on their parkbench like bookends


old friends, winter companions, the old men
lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sunset


can you imagine us years from today
sharing a parkbench quietly
how terribly strange to be seventy

old friends, memory brushes the same years,
silently sharing the same fears


Blogger manpreet kaur said...

And did you see?
The young couple on the other bench is sitting in the same way..
Like bookends...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

awwwwwwwww! and more awwwwww!

I love this image...I wrote a poem a few weeks/a month ago that needs this image :) I'll email it to you.

THANKS YOU for sharing this. absolutely delightful capture!

Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:15:00 AM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

I just realized you dont have an email link :(

Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anoop said...

Sikhi Seeker
Why don't you share this poem with all of us.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 7:14:00 AM  
Anonymous satvinder said...

Nice pic! And SS I agree with Anoop. Do share (",)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:53:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

Sat Shri Akal!

I am happy you all liked this photo.
Please SS share your poem with us.
There is not enough poetry in this world.
I will be checking your blog immediately, hope it is there.
If you want to send it by email:
I have to find out how to install these links... where is ss when you need him.
It is so quiet on his blog, hope he is fine.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

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Friday, June 16, 2006 2:23:00 AM  
Anonymous anoop said...

beautiful poem!
silent endearing can somtimes reveal essence of soul.

Friday, June 16, 2006 6:22:00 AM  
Blogger ss said...

"I have to find out how to install these links... where is ss when you need him."

Just let me know what you want - I'll be happy to help if I can. Just drop me a mail - usual place :-)

I"t is so quiet on his blog, hope he is fine."

Sorry - just had too much going on. Needed to rest my head and body.

I'm hovering around again.

Saturday, June 17, 2006 11:24:00 PM  

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