Haiku and a Picture

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View from inside a bunker in Dutch Harbor, Alaska (Fall 2004). 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

 

 

 

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 shoe box until I rediscovered it while searching for something else that’s totally unrelated.  After reflecting for awhile, I thought of this poem.

 

beneath rustling grass

memories of wind and sky

spark in hollow skulls