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Friday, June 05, 2009

June 6

June six*
some year September eleven
will be just a date

*June 6, 2009, marks the 45th anniversary of D-Day, the Normandy invasion of World War II.


Blogger Devika said...

I think humanity advanced with both critical/positive memories....let what is to be remembered be remembered...and in the right perspective!

Good haiku, Bill


9:40 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Perspective is all, Devika.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

true, Bill :)


9:45 AM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

true Bill

1:25 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

for sure

3:02 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

_I missed your haiga 'till now... fine! Gonna keep-it-up ?
_I was aware of very little during 'D day.' I learned far more by reading, than by any -school's- history text could provide.
_We, were a part of 911, and you Bill, so much closer than most; we'll never forget.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

_65 years from today, 911 will be just a -date- in the texts. Time makes things 'a remote mystery.'

>maga< >masa< so close the letters in our call names... so easily understood, Bill, that there was no appology needes. 'Twas and honor to be alikened to Masago. And now the 'overly wordy' Doug says, bye for now.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Vaughn, I'm still not sure how I should feel about this. Faulkner says "The past isn't dead. It's not even past."

But L. P. Hartley said "The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there." That "remote mystery" you're talking about, Doug.

Thanks for the visit, both.

Oh, and masago and magyar, glad you could get together.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

This is perfection Bill.


9:50 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Tara. I hope things are going well with you.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

good remembrance ku

much love

7:20 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Gillena.

7:37 PM  
Blogger jem said...

So true Bill. What changes the passing of time writes and unwrites.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

I still remember those both days; (I was not born yet when this D-Day happaned.)

I saw how the towers collapsed, Live from TV.

Bill: just now I don't agree with you.

(Or I'm perhaps too old, myself?)

2:55 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the observation, jem.

Only time will tell, tikkis, and we may not be around to hear what it says. I was 11 years old in 1944. And, back then, November 11 was still a significant date.

8:47 PM  
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5:49 AM  

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