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November 11.19

6 Comments

In loft of branch,

salute

to drummed stepping,

ghosts now.

In iron root,

duty,

grief-sealed

in the clay.

In fallen leaves,

acorns.

In shade of history,

children.

 

 

The grand oak tree on the old parade grounds,

Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN.

More thanks to photographer S.W. Berg, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret).

I wish you a thoughtful Veterans’ Day, dear reader.

 

 

6 thoughts on “November 11.19

  1. Yes, a ‘thoughtful Veterans’ Day’ would be good. I hope everyone considers what is behind the fact that they don’t have to go to work today.

  2. Enough has happened in our lifetime to make us old-timers reflective today. And today’s headlines keep us from taking too much for granted, I think.

  3. I miss that beautiful old oak and the parade grounds around her. Good to see her again on this day of remembrance.

    • So good to hear from you! You know I think of you whenever I see this tree since you are the one who introduced me to it. What a monument it is.

  4. We who have lived long lives remember the meaning. I also wonder if younger ones do.

  5. To be truthful, I’m not sure it meant much to me when I was young. The years do teach us.

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