Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The grave of Sarah Elizabeth Harris, and in memory of her husband and her 16 and 14 year old sons who were lost at sea in 1916. 

"We cannot bend beside their grave, 
For they sleep in the secret sea
And not one gentle whispering wave
Will tell the place to me.
But though unseen by human eye,
Though mortals know it not,
Their father knoweth where they lie, 
And angels guard the spot."



This graveyard overlooks the sea at Appledore in Devon, where so many wives must have watched for their returning sailors.  



3 comments:

LceeL said...

That is so sad. The heartache she must have endured. And, if they were lost in 1916, it may well have been the result of an act of war. All the more tragic then, that sons so young would be lost.

Nan Sheppard said...

I'm sure it was war related... it makes me hold my sons more tightly, and wish for peace.

womagwriter said...

So moving.