Tag Archives: remembrance

North-easterly: Sidetracked by Poppies…

We had arrived in the north, checked in at our accommodation, and, after a coffee, as we still had a couple of hours to spare before we were all to meet, we decided to stretch our legs and explore a … Continue reading

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Centenary

For some reason, the image moved me to tears. The ninety-four year old monarch standing, black-clad, alone and in silent respect, beside the tomb of a man buried six years before her birth on the centenary of his committal to … Continue reading

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Three faces

For November, it was a surprisingly pleasant morning. In need of somewhere to go to stretch our lockdown-cramped legs, we wandered to a neighbouring village to explore its history. Whilst personal preference may direct our attention to the ancient face … Continue reading

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Silence

* Forgotten faces Two minutes to remember Don’t we owe them peace? *

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Memory #midnighthaiku

* Precious memories Fading to be forgetfulness A new summer calls * Rooted in the past What is born from what once was Living history * The wheel will still turn The fallen will still matter Life springing from loss … Continue reading

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Mímir’s Well: The Seer’s Return ~ Jan Malique

Reblogged from strangegoingsonintheshed: geralt at Pixabay Here we are again in a place known as Mímisbrunner (Mímir’s Well), one of three wells found beneath the roots of the World Tree, Yggdrasil. The Seer and I have been a regular visitor … Continue reading

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Waste

Trampled where they fell, the dead and dying, Mud and blood tainting each final breath, Their cries unheard, unheeded by the guns, Made one with sacred earth blasphemed by death. Shells crack and cackle, ‘necessary evil’, A whispered ‘Mother!’ lost … Continue reading

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Renewal and Beginnings ~ Jan Malique

Reblogged from strangegoingsonintheshed: I was invited to take part in the 3.2.1 Me Challenge by Jordan at https://desertrose.blog/2018/08/26/how-i-found-inspiration/ The rules, are simple: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Provide two quotes on the subject you are sent by that … Continue reading

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Hope

Man, woman and child Earth remembers fields of blood Generations lost Flowers echo sacrifice Seeds of hope for tomorrow For Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge  

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Azure Horizons – Jan Malique

Reblogged from strangegoingsonintheshed: Penmon Point, Anglesey, Jan Malique They say you can hear the songs of ancient mariners drift in from azure horizons. Surprisingly melodic, even angelic, voices of brawny and sinewy men of adventure. Their eyes filled with visions … Continue reading

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