One Word Sunday: Memory

One word in the title….lots of words in the post!

Well, what to post for this….I have very many photographs that can trigger some wonderful memories. And only the other evening, I was thinking of little mementos, and some paintings, that I have brought back from places I have visited over the years.

But perhaps I should post a poem I wrote over six years ago, which has to do with memory…and an image from a sculpture park (with outlines of people made from a floaty gauze mesh) that I used with it

The Past

The past is another country

with nothing tangible to find

except in our innermost mind  –

catch the elusive memory

suddenly a face, or a place

always ephemeral, ghostly

locked in time, left behind

the past is another country.

Copyright Susan Judd 2013

Linked to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s, here


  1. Evanescent is the word your words and image conjure in my mind, Sue. Happy Sunday.

  2. Some say that we should not dwell on the past….but it is what it is and it is what makes us all, the good bad and the bits in-between. I guess the old saying that we should learn from the past is probably correct :-).

    • Sue

      I endeavour not to dwell on the past, but I don’t shy away from it,, but respect it for what it was, and how it shaped me…as you say, the good, the bad and the bits in between!

  3. I loved this, Sue. But as you know, I am a dweller in my past.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Amy

    …the past is another country– I love it, Sue. It express so well through this image. 🙂

  5. It certainly feels like another life looking back, Sue. If not several 🙂 🙂

  6. Very nice Sue. There have been many ‘countries’ in my past and I don’t mean literally either.

  7. Sue – that was a fantastic poem – and timely because my spouse and I were talking – briefly – about memories from early 1990s – right before we met – and we both noted how it did not even feel like us at all – like some distant memory for someone else –
    and your 2013 poem was exactly what I think we felt:

    ephemeral, ghostly
    another country

  8. Brilliant! I love the poem, Sue – I’ve had to sit and read it a few times. And the image goes so well with it.

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