A Star-Spangled Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

The haikulodeon




Here’s this week’s patriotic heap of haikus:

4th of July-ku:  

The rockets’ red glare,
bombs bursting in air, gave proof
that fireworks are cool.

(3rd line re-write for the diphthong challenged:  “fireworks are cool.”)

 tanka haiku:

John Fluegel played fife,
Tobias Giltner fought in
The Revolution.
Here’s to our ancestors who
fought for our Independence.


At his wife’s urging,
He posed with her step-father.
Happy July 4th!
(Photo circa 1920.  My maternal grandfather and step-great-grandfather.)


A day at the beach
in those days, was more like a
wet pajama fest.

(My maternal grandparents are third and fourth from the left.)


On July 4th of
1903, two boys posed
for my Facebook page.

(My maternal grandfather is on the right)



 There was a time when
waving striped thing-a-ma-jigs
was quite a fun thing.

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