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HomeA Butterfly Cinquain: Elmwood Cemetery Calls a Confederate Boy Home.

9.24.18. A Butterfly Cinquain:
Elmwood Cemetery Calls a Confederate Boy Home.

Soldier,
must you tarry?
Your cause is rust and ash.
Lay down your broken, empty arms.
Come home.
The dead
belong to the graven quiet
of moonlit, stone gardens.
You're too noisy,
up there.

~ Jeff Hewitt


"The Norfolk council unanimously passed a resolution that supports moving its monument out of downtown 'as soon as the governing state law clearly permits it.'”
Virginia Pilot, Aug 22, 2017












Film photos of Elmwood Cemetery by Jeff Hewitt shot on a 1937 Leica III.