Row on row they lie,
companions for the ages,
having brushed their dreams.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Future” here
More Haiku Heights with the theme “Trance” here
More Share the Joy Thursday ruminations here
More Skywatch Friday photos here
More REDnesday photos here
More Himmelsk photos here

Posted on June 2, 2011, in Hawaii, Himmelsk, my digital photos, my senryu, Oahu, Punchbowl, REDnesday, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Share the Joy Thursday, Sky Watch Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. I can’t see military graves without remembering my soul friend Steve who lost his life in Vietnam, age 19. The war ended his life; his loss changed mine forever. I can safely say it radicalized my view of war and love and peace.

  2. The sight of military graves never fails to move me, sadden me. In my many years I’ve seen so many go and wonder what it takes for mankind to work as hard for peace as it does to fill their pockets. Beautiful post for the day!


  3. Powerful and moving haiku

  4. Beautiful shot. Happy sky watching!

    Liz @ A Simple Life

  5. A sad commentary on humankind!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. the flags, the graves, the trees, the sky. a heart-wrenching photo and powerful haiku.

  7. Very poignant photo and words.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. I think the best part of your poem for me is to title it “Future.” I got the message, a very strong one.

  9. Beautiful post for Skywatch!

    My Sky shots, have a great weekend ahead!

  10. Memories begins here.


  11. A peaceful sky watches over them in your image.

    On Memorial Day, my post inclided the American Cemetary at Omaha Beach.

  12. A very sobering shot and haiku that we should all reflect on regularly…

  13. Row on row, Companions for the ages–beautifully said. Lovely picture and memorial to our “heroes”. Have a nice weekend. Mickie 🙂

  14. I guess this is from a military cemetery. A picture full of emotions…

  15. A beautiful picture (if one can say so?) that makes me sad. All these young people…

    Summer greetings from Sweden.

  16. What a poignant shot and accompanying poem. You are so wonderful with your use of words. The photo touches the heart. Sorry to be late with my commenting. Testing at school had about done me in. Hope you are having a nice weekend. I certainly am!

  17. Love it – long may she wave!

  18. Great shot,
    even though the theme is sad…

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