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.

View original post 397 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s