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May 30, 2005

day for reflection

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:54 pm



Please have a thoughtful and grateful Memorial Day:


 

 

 



old tombstone
losing its name
faint first star

 

        George Swede 

          from The Heron’s Nest 

 

 

WWIIMem

 

 






missing in action

she dusts off his guitar,

returns it to the shelf

 

       Randy Brooks

          from WHR Vintage Haiku

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

strewn driftwood

a boy asking

about his father


paul m.


 

 

 

 







war footage

on this plump green olive

a thin, brittle stem

 

              Ed Markowski 

               from Haiku Sun 

 

 

window


 

Memorial Day-
overwintered in the sandbox
             toy soldiers

 

             Tom Clausen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


peace rally

a forgotten scar

starts to itch

 

          Tom Painting   

             from tug of the current


 

 

 

 




news of his death

the cigarette smoke rises

straight up




                        DeVar Dahl from New Resonance 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

their gravestones

hers newer and taller

than his

 

        George Swede from Almost Unseen

 

 

 


 

 

 

 






fireworks

I close my eyes

for a second look

 

     John Stevenson from TAO

 

 

 

 

 

 

vietman

               memorial —

the protestor’s reflection

 

             dagosan  [May 30, 2005]

 

 

 

 

window neg  potluck


tiny check The Fool in the Forest remembers the Civil War dead and

presents an Emily Dickinson poem that begins:




It feels a shame to be Alive —
When Men so brave — are dead —
One envies the Distinguished Dust —
Permitted — such a Head —

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