Category Archives: War

April Brings NaPoWriMo

This is the month a spread my wings and fly away to poetry contests, to Lucidity in Arkansas and Poetry at Round Top in Texas.  They couldn’t be more different or more cancelled.  Luckily I have NaPoWriMo to fall back … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday

Another Haibun Monday, where  prose and haiku blend into that unique form of poetry  Basho made famous. Frank J. Tassone  prompts us today, to talk about Mars! Alien Full of amor, I married Mars my warrior lover.  No Venus I, neither … Continue reading

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Memorial

This is my dad, my haibun today is about him.  He was a decorated soldier and career military officer.  He was buried at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors.  It’s a good day to remember him. Henry Gerard Phillips was … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 19 Landays

I hope you  all read the article on landays.  I’m fascinated on many levels but mostly by how ancient the form is.  I am so consistently amazed by how forms, symbols, ideas, customs persist through millennia. In spite of myriad … Continue reading

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On Returning to Iraq

Impossible to overstate how distressed I am about US forces returning to Iraq . Once again a US president – this one, unlike the last, vaunted for intelligence – has made the same inane remark that “the dead must not … Continue reading

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