Old and New – A Dash of Sunny


modern tradition

– an oxymoron some would say,

but i beg to differ.

the beauty of the design of today –

clean lines, smooth curves, simplicity,

matched with the serenity of age-old customs

handed down from parent to child

from mother/father to daughter/son –

or sometimes with a slipped stitch in time

that was caught, just in time

to re-forge the link that almost

wrenched the chain asunder.

modern tradition

that’s how I do it.


It’s time for my (mostly) weekly entry into A Dash of Sunny’s Prompt Nights, where this week we are asked to choose a photograph and write a poem or piece of prose inspired by it.

The photo is mine, of my Chanukiyyah that I love because of what it represents (my Jewish heritage), but also because it is beautiful in and of itself. It is made of iron and is so, so heavy, so very pleasingly substantial. I am sure it will outlast me!

All the branches are filled with lit candles, so that signifies the last night of Chanukkah, the eight day ‘festival of light’ which you can read about here, if you would like to know more!

Please do head on over to A Dash of Sunny to read how others have responded – and why not take part yourself?

20 thoughts on “Old and New – A Dash of Sunny

  1. That’s lovely Freya I like how you explore the connection to your heritage. I love a good oxymoron….military intelligence is my favourite..

  2. Whistles!! ❤💚 This is absolutely splendid! I adore the dash of your culture and heritage in this poem. Something which I am going to cherish for a long time to come. Especially images of ‘handed down from parent to child from mother/father to daughter/son’ is just so precious! Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Freya and for your constant love and support ❤💚

    Lots of love,

  3. I’m right with you and your poem. Traditions have to born at some point–just like children do. Being young or new or modern doesn’t make them any less powerful. Wonderful piece, Freya.

  4. Such a magical image…and the thought of being able to put a “slip stitch in time” …awesome! XXX

  5. This is a lovely tribute to traditions – old or new I think they have such an important place in our lives. They help to remind us who we are and where we have been. The words and image tell the story.

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