Monday, 11 November 2013

Remembrance Day Haikus

In honour of Remembrance Day, the normal Meatless Monday post will be moved to Tuesday. Instead here are a few meagre Haikus to mark the day. Thank you for understanding and for taking the time to pause and reflect on those who served. 

Sounds of Kristallnacht
Cries and crash of breaking glass
And of breaking souls.

Old men sit in chairs
Medals wet with autumn rain
Wailing pipes mask tears.

Some battles are fresh
The soldier's scars more recent
But still they run deep.

Cenotaphs are red
With poppies instead of blood
Now and for always

Poppies give us pause
To remember why we're free
Lest we forget them.

Eleventh month, hour
We stop, we weep, we recall
Canadians all.


  1. Beautiful Haikus for Remembrance Day! Thank you for sharing.