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Memorial Day

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place, and in the sky,

The larks, still bravely singing, fly,

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high!

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

Major John McCrae

1915

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4-30-19

4-30-19

Endings are endings

final

finite

but only in this world

this realm

there are others we can visit

as we leave this one

of this I am sure

because I believe

in the unbelievable

and cast aside all fear

to pursue

the incomparable

adventure.

© Erik Hansen 2019

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4-29-19

4-29-19

Cars line up

on the city streets

bumper to bumper

somehow pedestrians

weave between them

the sounds of horns

shouts, a distant jackhammer

air brakes on a bus

deep down base

from a passing two door

electric yellow

demanding attention

ending the red light monotony.

© Erik Hansen 2019

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4-28-19

4-28-19

Raspberry canes sprout

through the empty eye-sockets

in the sun bleached skull

half hidden in the leaves

of yesterday’s autumn

reminders that tomorrow

may never come for you

but it comes nonetheless.

© Erik Hansen 2019

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4-27-19

4-27-19

Wolves pad softly

through the forest

keen noses

take in the life

that they pursue

no good

no evil

life and death are their gods

every day

forever.

© Erik Hansen 2019

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4-26-19

4-26-19

Incense sticks smoke

fragrant

a soft breeze pushes

small floating lamps

pushing flower petals

out of their way

upon the milk stained waters

of the Ganges

chants of mantras echo

over and across

as the sun slips under.

© Erik Hansen 2019

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4-25-19

4-25-19

New blossoms open

upon a sunny spring day

azure skies above.

© Erik Hansen 2019

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4-24-19

4-24-19

I believe

in the unbelievable

a foundation

with footings

anchored upon bedrock

strength

not my own.

© Erik Hansen 2019

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