A personal blog by Ackworth born Gerald England who married a Lancashire lass, went West and now lives in Cheshire.
wow that is an unusual angle
Having just welcomed my soldier home, this poem speaks to me. Thank you.
I admit I don't know much about the Falklands war... but I hear the respect in your poem. The angular feel of the shadow and the almost upside-downness of the picture somehow goes along with the feelings about a war- how it can turn everything all upside down...I may be reading too much here but this provoked a lot of thought for me... thanks, Gerald.
I don't know how it can possibly be 25 years ago, though.I can remember it!!! and I'm only 17.In my head.
Intriguing. Made me think of the past as shadow. And what sorts of shadows do we want our lives to cast...
Gerald, your photo is amazing, your words direct and sparse, yet you have included shadow and light.
I love the feeling of pride, honor an gratitude in this. Really nice!
I think you captured it just right. Well done indeed. And there are some really perceptive comments here too. I love ODB!
I like the unexpected perspective you brought to the theme.
well done! I really like the angle of the photo, too.
Hello Gerald, I just wanted to say that I found your critique of my haiku rather challenging and surprising. I wasn't expecting it, as I hadn't thought one deep breath was that sort of forum. However I've never been one to shy away from a difficult situation so I've listened to what you've said and am working out a response which I will post on my blog. I also noticed that you hadn't offered the same sort of critique to others, can I ask why you did so for me?
Hello Gerald, thank you for responding. You've really made me think! In fact, I'm still thinking about your suggestions and will respond soon.Regards,Tammy
I am particularly drawn to this poem as I'm married to a Brit and am best friends with a native of Argentina. The shadow and light theme is expressed again and again when the Falklands/Malvinas battle is discussed. One, of course, sees shadow while the other only sees light.Marvelous photo.
Thought provoking. Stirring. Great photo...