gaunt and fleshless,
entrapped in stillness,
in soul’s vaults
One red poppy,
Dulce et decorum est
More thanks to photographer S.W. Berg.
And a salute to Symphonicity, the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach, Virginia, for this poignant vignette, arranged for their 2018 performance of Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Pastoral Symphony, a solemn work commemorating World War I. Their guest conductor was Air Force veteran Daniel Boothe.
I wish us all a thoughtful Memorial Day.