USS Arizona

memories endure—
sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet—
these voiceless spirits

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: USS Arizona Memorial, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
More We Write Poems with the theme “Sometimes, Something, Surprising” here
More One Single Impression poems with the theme “Endure” here
More Sunday Scribblings with the theme “Sweet” here
More Watery Wednesday photos here
More Ruby Tuesday photos here
More REDnesday photos here

Posted on June 7, 2011, in Hawaii, my digital photos, my senryu, One Single Impression, Pearl Harbor, REDnesday, Ruby Tuesday, Sunday Scribblings, Watery Wednesday, We Write Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. memories that we should treasure, visiting you back!

  2. Just beautiful!

    My RT link, have a nice day!

  3. Nice picture!

    Thanks for stopping to visit my blog and for the lovely poem you shared there.



  4. One of my senior dad’s favorite spots in Hawaii – a sadly sweet memorial. Thank you for bringing back some special family memories. Have a sweet Rednesday.

  5. I had the opportunity to see this when my son was on R&R time. A very interesting place.

  6. Everytime I see the USS Arizona. I get a chill. My father was tied right next to it. He was on the USS Neveda.

  7. This is one photo that really touches the heart. Your capture is lovely. I loved your poetry in the comment you left me tonight. You are going to giggle about this. At 72, I have decided to TRY to write some Haiku. THe school librarian has loaned me some books so I can begin to learn the process. It is all because of you and how much I adore all that you write. I am determined before the summer is over to be able to write some. Keep your fingers crossed for me. genie

  8. wow! beautiful! Perfectly captured. Thanks for the RT visit.

  9. What a beautiful shot. Happy RT!

    Mine’s here.

  10. this is a sad and beautiful memorial. enjoy your Hawaiian vacation!

  11. Unforgettable capture – and memories.


  12. Awesome. Love that line, ‘voiceless spirits’–great name for memories.

  13. Hi MMT,

    Wonderful … the haiku, photo and remembering those who have served. Thank you.

    Kathy M.

  14. A very nice shot and a lovely haiku!
    Thanks for sharing;o)
    Hope you are having a nice and happy week!

  15. “voiceless spirits”….whoa, that tugged at the heart strings.

    I’ve been there, and walked in awe. I think the part that got me was the oil that continues to surface yet today….it made me realize their lives were lost, but not in vain….

    Thanks for popping by this week. Hope to see you again real soon. I love having your company.

    A River To Cross is my Thursday post.

  16. Sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet: a fitting tribute, well written.

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