Monday, 28 May 2012

A Memorial Day




red poppy
pinned black on lapel,
mother's pride 

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silent guns
on field of poppies, 
son's salute 

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bronze coffin
flag wrapped by father,
cloudy sky    


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field of white crosses, 
red poppies grow row by row,
she sings bravely, free

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red poppy,
  soft on widow's lips,      
beating heart


Picture credit:   here

34 comments:

  1. love the picture as well as the haiku approach, and the words themselves, excellent imagery.

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  2. Beautiful! Seems like a memorial song.

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  3. Yeah should be remembered for all they've done, as you did with the poppy.

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  4. Very fine and fitting tribute to those who have served and sacrificed and for those who still serve for our freedom.

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  5. it is solemn to walk those fields of white markers...have been there a few times....very nice grace...and thank you to all that served...

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  6. I remember the poppies sold by volunteer firemen and the American Legion Halls and worn/waved proudly to show we honored the sacrifice of those who died and these they left behind. You give this meaning back to the poppies, make me put my heart around the widow!

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  7. Oh! I just googled the POPPY! For those who don't know, it dates from WWI: http://www.cal-mum.com/poppy.htm.

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  8. Sad and beautiful tribute, Grace.

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  9. I like the way you threaded these haikus together with poppies.

    Lovely.

    =)

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  10. very solid emotional piece, well done.

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  11. I love how you've evoked a strong sense of the colors red and white, Heaven. These are written with such great thought, also. Enjoyed much, thank you!

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  12. Each haiku is like a single bloom!

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  13. Lest we forget! So much said in few words!

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  14. Beautiful and affecting. Just lovely.

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  15. As I said earlier, I can only read a few of these at a time. Very touching.

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  16. "field of white crosses"
    and lets not forget the fields of white corpses those very same soldiers leave behind them killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people under false excuses all around the world :(

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  17. Loving the rhythm in this yet sad memorial... :-)

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  18. Thank you, Heaven. I have a red poppy hanging from my mirror.

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  19. This brings tears to my eyes, it's so beautiful, Grace!

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  20. i like the part of singing bravely and free

    four memorial day senryu

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  21. this is very touching, thank you heaven

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  22. Five very powerful variations on a theme...loved these!

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  23. I am lukewarm on the haiku/senryu form, but there are a few of you that regularly post to IT that are changing my mind. This is damn good...I read these in black and white with only the poppies and lips a bright red. Crazy good Heaven.....also wanted to make sure you got my e-mail with the MP3. Happy Memorial Day!

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  24. This touches me deeply. It is so clean and so few words say so much. Love this!

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  25. You have crafted something special here...well done!

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  26. Well crafted haikus full of visual and red poppies. I like the colours throughout, black, white, red. Nicely done.

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  27. Artfully and heartfully done. <3

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  28. a collection of delicate haiku. blossoms, each.

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