From the Archives: Haiku and a Picture

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I took this photo with a disposable Kodak camera from inside a bunker in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Many bunkers like this one were constructed throughout the Aleutian Islands to help fortify U.S. territory against advancing Japanese forces during World War 2.  The Aleutian campaign lasted from June 1942 – August 1943.

 

 

reinforced concrete

falling sky, erupting earth –

a tree hopes for peace

 

 

 

From the Archives: Haiku Inspired by an Old Photo

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I took this picture on a disposable Kodak way back when I didn’t have a cell phone.  The photo was hidden away in an old shoebox until I rediscovered it while searching for something else that’s totally unrelated.  After some reflection, I thought of this poem.

 

beneath rustling grass

memories of wind and sky

spark in hollow skulls