Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A New Leaf - 3WW

Thom writes:
Each week, I post three words. You write something using the words.

Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky below). As always, there's no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

To link up with this week's Three Word Wednesday *click here*

This week's words:

Bulky; Mist; Resign

A New Leaf

You did it again,
freaking me out yesterday,
looming bulky in
the mist of our dream,
forcing me to consider
in the final light
of stark staring noon
that I must now insist you
resign your creaky
old place in my heart.

June 6, 2012 10:04 AM


On another page:

Today is the 68th anniversary of the Allied landings on the Normandy beaches in France and also the behind the lines glider and parachute drops and landings in the Normandy countryside. This major mobilization of men and material marks the beginning of the end of the Nazi domination of Western Europe, creating a third front challenge to the German war machine. The front in Italy had largely stalled. The front in the east was steadily pushing the Germans back toward Germany. The western Allies were becoming concerned that Russia could dominate Europe if the west didn't succeed in retaking France, the Low Countries and as much of Germany as possible. Known as D-Day (there was also an H-Hour) this day 68 years ago was a horrific experience for the men who landed on the beaches and who ultimately prevailed, but at a real price. Whether or not defeating Germany in the west was a good and necessary thing in the history of the world, it is a clear instance of politicians and generals striving for objectives which can only be gained shedding a lake of young blood.

Thus the celebrations taking place in Normandy today are rituals both of joy and of grief.


  1. Isn't it you who must resign from awarding creaky heart space? Such a thing rarely surrenders on it's own behalf, at least in my experience.

    I love the poem. Bulky. Yep. Exactly.

  2. poem is excellently put
    Thank you for the remembrance of D-day and the brief history lesson

  3. Claiming back a heart..and dreams..has to be done taking back territory..jae

  4. Imaginative take on 3WW; well done.

  5. That creaky old place... you make it clear that the main character is working hard to recover, move on. Effective use of words and allusion.


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