Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Poems


Today is Memorial Day, a day for us to remember those who gave their lives in war, a day to feel grateful, a day to honor, a day to cherish.  You can find three sad-beautiful poems for Memorial Day at Kate Coombs' blog, Book Aunt:  "Medals", "November 5, 1917", and "Before the War".  At Charles Ghinga's Father Goose blog, you can read a haunting poem titled "Baseball Dreams".  I read these four poems on Friday and found myself thinking about them on and off throughout our family's weekend camping trip.

I offer these two poems today, in honor and memory of those who lost their lives in service of our country.




Today at The Writer's Almanac, you can read a poem titled "Memorial Day" by Dennis Caraher.

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5 comments:

  1. "Questions" is such a thought provoking, incredibly moving, powerfully poignant poem! I can hear my childrens' voices.

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  2. Dear Alix,
    Memorial Day is simply a very humbling holiday. I am grateful that "Questions" touched you. That voice just wanted to come out.
    Warmly,
    Amy

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  3. Amy,

    Your Memorial Day poems are so poignant and beautifully written.

    Gayle

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  4. Dear Gayle,
    Thank you. That means a lot to me. I wanted these to matter.
    Warmly,
    Amy

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  5. I like how Amy LV had said "Remember.

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