Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Rituals

The haiku topic at one deep breath this week is ritual and ceremony. for some reason I was thinking of the days when getting your photograph taken was a real ritual. This is one of my collection of old family photos, it is my Greatuncle Dave in his soldier's uniform (World War 1). Fortunately he was one of those who came back, although he lost an eye.



official photo
before he ships out
might be the last

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

the way photographs and portraiture has changed over the years is amazing. I wonder what it must feel like to have an official heading to war portrait. how scary.

Deb R said...

This is a cool tribute to your uncle.

Tammy said...

I just love the sepia tone in old photos. Lovely haiku and I'm glad he was one of the lucky ones :)

Star said...

Great haiku following the prompt...but creepy too. I'm glad he made it back.

mikim said...

This is a wonderful Haiku and photo. A lovely way to honor your great uncle.

paris parfait said...

This is such a beautiful, poignant Haiku and wonderful tribute to your uncle's courage.

panthergirl said...

Wonderful photo, wonderful haiku. Haunting.

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