Memorial Day Poem

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Memorial Day 

red paper poppies

small town parades

flags and gunned salutes

flowers at headstones

 

quiet lives of liberty

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by Lori Lipsky, May 2014

photo: iStockphoto/dabjola

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My new poem, The Private’s Wife may be found over at The Barn Door. Thank you for your comments and kind support.
Lori

photo: istockphoto/michieldb

An April Approach to Frankfurt

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An April Approach to Frankfurt
by Lori Lipsky

 

our taxi driver

showed no fear

as the speedometer passed 150

 

the speed of a highway

the approach to a modern European skyline

the tidiness of a city center

 

hundreds and hundreds

of well-ordered yellow daffodils

paired with pansies

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photo credit: iStockphoto/YinYang

Small Town Haiku

Small Town Haiku

 

down Maple Street

next door to the library—

the gingko tree

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by Lori Lipsky

I grew up in a small town, on Maple Avenue. Down on the other end of the block was the library, and next door (you guessed it), the town’s only gingko tree. Our class once took a walking field trip to see the tree and learn about it.

Another small town poem of mine appears at the Barn Door. Your comments there are much appreciated. Thank you for reading. Lori

If you liked this:

Appalachian Trail Haiku

An Island Haiku

Naughty Kitty Haiku

Haiku 12

Three Horses In The Cold

Three Horses in the Cold

There stood three geldings strong
Side by side
Near the fence—
We paused our hike
In admiration
And they returned our gaze

From the horizontal bars
Of metal pipe fence
Hung neat rows of
Miniature icicles—
A delicate
Crystal valance
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by Lori Lipsky
first published by Bolts of Silk, January 2012
Related poems you may enjoy:
Snowflake
Through the North Window
As Snow Falls

Upcoming Event: Featured Reader, Winter Festival of Poetry, 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 at The Fountain of Madison, 
122 State Street, Madison WI, 2pm. Sponsored by the 
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.