A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

Veteran’s Day

“We were soldiers once”:
Purple-hearted red poppies
Nod and bow their heads.

The first line is from A. E. Housman, “More Poems,” poem 36.

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3 Comments»

  Ronald Wohl wrote @

As a veteran I can truly say this was an emotional moment. You have caught more then most people can know, and you did it brilliantly…

  Abigail Parker wrote @

And coming from a veteran that is the highest praise! I’m profoundly moved and humbled, too, that I was able to move you with this poem.

  Rick Daddario wrote @

i like this one a lot. one of the things i like about it is that you have simply shown me what is there with the poppies and what they are doing. every word is applicable to poppies, yet also relates to soldiers. then i am allowed to make up my own mind as to what i think about all of this. yeah, i like this a lot. cool.


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