Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Album of the Heart ~ June 18, 1880

To a Friend

When years have passed away
And change is brought to thee,
I'd have this slight memorial claim
A single thought for me,


And as you glance this album o'er
Where fond thoughts are enshrined,
Let memory's voice in whisper low,
Speak to thee of friends and time.

Your Friend
Ella E. Burnett
San Juan, Cal.
 
The lithograph is from the Album of the Heart. The actual title is "Bridal Wreath" but I saw two friends, old and young, sharing some moments in time. The beauty of art is that it is always open to interpretation. I researched the poem and could find no reference to an author other than Ella.