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Mindful Writing Challenge ~ January 2013 ~ Small Stone 17

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Day 17

Last year’s Remembrance Day poppy peeps from the bookshelf. Scarlet, black and deep, deep green.

Polly Robinson © 2013

Polly Robinson © 2013

Polly Robinson © 2013

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12 thoughts on “Mindful Writing Challenge ~ January 2013 ~ Small Stone 17

  1. I find your description of the colours underlines the symbolic value of the poppy. Well done!

  2. Something to keep in mind all year really. k.

  3. I think it’s a good thing to remember. And a beautiful way to remember it.

  4. the bookshelf seems to be the perfect place…

  5. Lovely. A nice remembrance of our heros.

  6. Polly, here in the States we have a different way of remembering our wounded, by NOT providing proper physical and mental health care, and I scream to high heaven about that. Our Memorial Day is not poppies… usually we wash the graves of the war dead and decorate them with wildflowers. The single poppy feels more meaningful, especially as it is in your home. Lovely. Amy PS. As an example of the current state of our troops, this poem:

    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/11/19/interview-with-sgt-davis-kabul-2012/

    • Thanks for linking me to your poem, Amy. I’ve worked with service people and heard stories too. You write the story most powerfully.

      I didn’t know about your Memorial Day traditions , so thanks for that. We live and learn x

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