Monday, September 14, 2009

aff tae weir:
his dwinin set
bouk o a bullet hole




off to war:
his fading shape
size of a bullet hole

4 comments:

  1. John.
    __The simile here, is foretelling; a -dwinin- to avoid. _m

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  2. Very poignant. I have a picture of my Grandad before he went off to fight at The Somme. The look on both his and his mother's face tell the story

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  3. It's often said that haiku have to have a little bit of positive thinking or at least a smile. Here we have not. And I do agree. This great verse makes me sad. Like war does.

    Best wishes
    Ralf

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