senryu of lost soldiers


Marines and Dogs

senryu of lost soldiers

modern inventions
fate of curious soldiers
voices lost in fog

restless fortitude
progressing unshakably
dangerous landscape

temp’ramental fate
fortitude during setbacks
resilient lives

Written for:

Prompt #109 – Fate

Also written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is:   Fortitude

Also written for:

challenge 308 – “modern”

Also written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Fireblossom Friday #4 — I Love A Man (Or Woman) In Uniform!

Photo Credit: See pictures of heroic dogs in the military

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on March 3, 2012, in Haiku Heights, Sunday Scribblings, You Know that Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Powerful haiku ~ speaking for soldiers ~ thanks, namaste, carol

  2. Reminds me of the luxuries I enjoy and helps to put my civilian troubles in perspective! Thanks for sharing,
    Jeanne

  3. I think of the soldiers missing on the islands during WWII… and of the Japanese soldiers hiding in the jungle that weren’t discovered for decades and didn’t realize the war was over.

  4. this is powerful and thought provoking too. well done with the prompt.

  5. Beautifully descriptive haiku! Especially love the line “temperamental fate”!

  6. A difficult subject and well tackled.
    how does one express the horrer of it all.

  7. I like voices in the fog and dangerous landscapes ~

  8. Great set of haiku Zongrik. I love the imagery you paint with your words.

  9. It’s a courageous and heroic fate, bigger than life, really.

    I read Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun when I was younger and I realized just how lost some of those voices were.

    This is brave and beautiful for you to do.

  10. Very thoughtfully written. Well done!!

  11. powerful imagery created ~~ nicely done, zongrik!

  12. Zongrik, all are powerful in imagery, but they seem to be awry in syllable counts mainly in their first lines! Do have a check!

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love this piece. It paints such a vivid picture,

  14. As a lot of my family is in the military – Thank you. That is an amazing poem

  15. A great poem. You worded it so neatly and quite to the point, at the same time. “resilient lives” … Thank you!
    Best, M.

  16. This is powerful & intense… a tribute to those who place their lives on the line in service to their country!

  17. voices lost in fog – haunting powerful line.

  18. Excellent and powerful words.

  19. Thanks for being a part of FBF!

  20. full of drama and highlights vividly the dangerous path these people tread on behalf of others.
    x

  21. “progressing unshakably” I find that really striking.

  22. Lest we forget.. Nice tribute, and well done x

  23. This is a great series of haiku. Very powerful.

  24. I get a haunted and sad feeling in this intermingled with the bravery and fortitude…very powerful and meaningful write.

  25. magicalmysticalteacher

    It’s the resilience, I think, that gets us through fateful days and ways.

    Fate Has Blessed Them

  26. Very powerful words…loved the way you wrote them

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