Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

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In Memory of the Noble and True Who Served

11 November, 2020

In honor and remembranceThis year has been so strange that it seems sudden that we have reached another Armistice Day (in modern parlance Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the US).  As Armistice Day it originally served as a remember of the end of the Great War, the Armistice that ended the war starting at 11:11am on 11 November, 1918, and those who served and died there.  Since then, it has been expanded to include the many others who have served and died for their country in honorable service through the years.

If you remember, pause for a minute of silence to honor the brave soldiers and other members of the armed forces that have guarded us -and still do- at 11:11am.

While it has been my wont in recent years to find poems from lesser known war poets, for this year: Read the rest of this entry ?

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In Memory of the Brave and Noble Who Served

11 November, 2019

Time moves ever on and we have reached another Armistice Day (in modern parlance Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the US).  As Armistice Day it originally served as a remember of the end of the Great War, the Armistice that ended the war starting at 11:11am on 11 November, 1918, and those who served and died there.  Since then, it has been expanded to include the many others who have served and died for their country in honorable service through the years.

If you remember, pause for a minute of silence to honor the brave soldiers and other members of the armed forces that have guarded us -and still do- at 11:11am.

While it has been my wont in recent years to find poems from lesser known war poets, for this year:

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In Remembrance of the Brave and Noble Who Served

11 November, 2014

Time moves on and we have reached another Armistice Day (in modern parlance Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the US).  It originally served as a remember of the end of the Great War, the Armistice that ended the war starting at 11:11am on 11 November, 1918, and those who served and died there.  Since then, it has been expanded to include the many others who have served and died for their country in honorable service through the years.  This year, being the hundredth anniversary of the start of the Great War, evokes the memories of that conflict with a deeper resonance.

If you remember, pause for a minute of silence to honor the brave soldiers and other members of the armed forces that have guarded us -and still do- at 11:11am.

While it has been my wont in recent years to find poems from lesser known war poets, this year, partly in honor of the superb and moving field of poppies display at the Tower of London (properly called “Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red” by ceramic artist Paul Cummins), I am using the poem which inspired it:

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In Remembrance of Honorable Soldiers on Armistice Day (2013)

11 November, 2013

We have reached another Armistice Day (in modern parlance Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the US).  It originally served as a remember of the end of the Great War, the Armistice that ended the war starting at 11:11am on 11 November, 1918, and those who served and died there.  Since then, it has been expanded to include the many others who have served and died for their country in honorable service through the years.

If you remember, pause for a minute of silence to honor the brave soldiers and other members of the armed forces that have guarded us -and still do- at 11:11am.

Though do not let us forget, “It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.” -Robert E Lee

And, as is my want, a war poem, to stir memories, this one from an Austrian poet:

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To Honor the Fallen and Those Who Served

11 November, 2012

We have reached another Armistice Day (Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth, Veterans Day in the US), it seems odd to have it fall on a Sunday for some reason.

Originally created as a day to remember the end of the Great War, the Armistice that ended the war starting at 11:11am on 11 November, 1918, and those who served and died there.  Since then, it has been expanded to include the many others who have served and died for their country in honorable service through the years.

So let us honor the brave warriors that have guarded us -and still do- today.  However,  on today of all days we must not forget that war is a terrible thing. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Tuesday Magic Item – Poet’s Book

9 August, 2011

The half-elf poet seemed nervous, flipping through a small book bound in blue cloth as he waited.  The jugglers seemed to please the Countess and her guests well enough but now it was the poet’s turn, he took one last look in the book and tucked it away.

He strode forward and bowed, beginning with a classic poem to warm up both his tongue and the crowd.  He soon moved onto an ode in honor of the Countess and her court.

The response was everything he had hoped for.

Poet’s Book

These small books contain advice and suggestions, forms and half completed epics.  A wealth of inspiration for any poet and containing much more such material than one would think would fit in such a small package.

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In Remembrance of Honorable Soldiers

11 November, 2010

We have reached another Armistice Day (Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth, Veterans Day in the US, ).  Originally to remember the end of the Great War, the Armistice that ended the war starting at 11:11am on 11 November, 1918, and those who served and died there.  Since then, it has been expanded to include the many others who have served and died for their country in honorable service through the years.

If you remember, pause for a minute of silence to honor the brave warriors that have guarded us -and still do- at 11:11am.

Though do not let us forget that war is a terrible thing as well.

Read the rest of this entry ?
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