Poetry & poignancy for the end of an era (& sale of my childhood home)?
May 8, 2012 7:36 AM Subscribe
My mom has sold my childhood home :( I want to leave a 'time machine' box with small objects in a place where it may or may not be found.... I want to write something but I'm at a loss for words... Can you suggest a poem?
posted by iiniisfree to writing & language (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This is more a ritual for me than my expectation for whoever if they were to find it, but i did find a similar trove in an older home I purchased that filled me with joy, excitement & wonder & I'd like to pay it forward. I'd appreciate references to time, childhood, play, joy but also safety, harbor, anchorage, autumn, the house as a friend. My sister & I grew up here, the house is an antique style & built in the 20s. It was previously owned by the architect who designed it, who took a lot of care & I've always felt a strong & anchoring spirit of the place. I'd like to say thankyou to it. Thanks for your ideas!