Friday, May 15, 2009

red square

it was 1996
when i stepped onto
red square
for the first time.

it's kind of like
the grand canyon
or the eiffel tower
or the depths of manhattan
or big ben
and the impression it leaves
upon first sight.

but add to that
the annals of history,
of tumult,
of conflict,
of change,
of strife
and of victory. . .

and the place can no longer
be compared with any other.

and every time i come
i feel the same thing.

like those history books
are sands
slipping through my fingers.


Mindi said...

The photos are precious (and nostalgic) Jen. Well done.

OnGod'sErrand said...

Great shots! Time slips by so quickly and before we know it, our life is part of history too.