Poems for Memorial Day

As I did last Memorial Day, I'm posting excerpts from poems that especially speak to me today. I hope you enjoy these, and will share some of your favorites in the comments. 1) "It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers" by Margaret Atwood (full text here): ...Now I am grownup and literate, and I sit in my … Continue reading Poems for Memorial Day

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Poems for the Fallen Soldier

Today is Memorial Day, and in D.C. and the surrounding neighborhoods, we're visited by groups of motorcyclists (Rolling Thunder) coming to honor fallen soldiers and veterans of the Vietnam War. People crowd on the highway overpasses with signs and flags, cheering on these men and women as they pass. My father fought in World War … Continue reading Poems for the Fallen Soldier