poetry - n. 1: writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rythmn 2 a: a quality that stirs the imagination b: a quality of spontaneity and grace

Name: dthaase

Saturday, January 27, 2007


“war is beautiful only in parades” – zbigniew herbert

consider this: a brick building, three stories high –
scattered for three blocks after the discord of a tank’s canon


a medal encased in a velvet box


the pigtailed girl waving
with red and white streamers holding tufts of hair out against the blue background sky
– her eyes as stars –
she waits on Main St. for the marching band and the free candy from P.O.W.s


there is no "beautiful"
- only irony –
for one man’s parade is another man’s grave

hear poem in wav audio


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