Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Remembering

Poppies in Flanders
Poppies in Afganistan
We can not forget.


image from freefoto.

6 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

There's so much in this reference to the poppies in both those places. Poppies are a beautiful symbol of our grateful acknowledgement of veterans in any war, but they are also a symbol of the heroin trade in the Middle East, which funds so much of the terrorists' activities, and is also a symbol of the poverty that forces farmers to turn to that crop. We must have room in our heads and hearts for all of it. Wonderful haiku.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Very pretty......

Nan and =^..^= said...

very poignant!

alan pardoe said...

Lest we forget.

Technodoll said...

Just... beautiful. All of it.

xoxo

Patois said...

That's beautiful. I tell you, having experienced for the first time how the UK memorializes Remembrance Day, they put the paltry efforts of Americans to shame. Perhaps that explains how we're able to just keep doing it again and again.