Archive for the History Category

Posted in Death, History, Memories with tags , , on May 25, 2020 by blglick

All Our History
Is Shared. Each of Us Wants It
Unique, Ours Alone

We turn to Glory
And Away from Blood Until
We are Overwhelmed

Taken by the Chaos
Of Forgotten Memory
And We Cannot Breathe

As That Memory
Weaves our Shared Tapestry More
True than Any Fact

Full of Glory and
Our Bloody Hands, Survived By
Our Forgiving Hearts

Remembering Kent State

Posted in Death, Haiku'd Photographs, History, Hope, Memories with tags , , on May 4, 2020 by blglick

Now Fifty Years On
We Still Argue in Guns and
Violence and Hatred

Will We Never Learn
To Answer With Something More,
Different, Beautiful?

Trade Violence For Calm, EBA44E1D-6C98-44AA-B668-022BCC530B2C
Hear Hatred With Love, Guns with
More than Blood and Breath

A New Kind of World,
Not One Gone All Blind In a
Furious Eye for Eye

Salvation Is Ours,
Found Only With Gentle Hands
Open Hearts, and Time

Posted in History, Love, Memories, With Michele Gast with tags on June 21, 2017 by blglick

This Day, First Things First
Surprise, Delight, Gratitude
For Our Connection

Posted in Architecture, History, Trees with tags , on April 19, 2017 by blglick

Walking Long Blocks with
All The Years Written in Tall
Trees and Small Houses

Posted in Death, History, Love, Memories, Philosophical, Spiritual with tags , on July 30, 2016 by blglick
Grief Unpacked Its Bags,
A Sudden and Unwanted Guest
With No Plans to Leave

Loss on Every Shelf
Sorrow in Every Drawer
Pain Beneath the Bed

We Could Not Quite Breathe
Wondering if That Moment
Might Not Ever End

But Time Does Still Pass
And Grief Turned Towards Us With
All Its Open Heart

And We Also Found
Among the Sorrow and Loss
A Shining Honor

The Consolations
Of Shared Memories, the Breath
Of Persistent Love

So It Turns Out That
This Life is not Perfect and
Grief is not a Guest

But Our Souls do Rise
To Every Occasion and
Our Hearts Will Reach Out

And We Will Carry
Honor, Memory, and Love
As We Find Our Way

Posted in History, Mountain, Sky, Tri-ku with tags , on July 30, 2016 by blglick

Between Mountain Tops
A Broad Green Valley Stretches
Beneath Bluest Skies

We Will Cross Those Fields
Step by Step Packing Water,
Food, and History

After all is seen
Wilderness Remains Beyond
The Grasp of Visions

Posted in Family, Food, History, Home, Memories, sunlight, Trees with tags , on January 23, 2016 by blglick

All That History,
Love and Loss, in Daily Bread
And Sunday Dinners

Posted in Death, History, Love, Memories, Spiritual, Tri-ku with tags , , on January 12, 2016 by blglick

Flung Forward By Time,
Willed Life Shattering Into
A Kind of Foundling

It Seems Impossible.
This is Real And That Is Not,
Then Followed By Now

Before and After,
Always Together, Always
Apart, And That Line.

Posted in Clouds, Distance, History, Memories, Night with tags on December 10, 2015 by blglick
Today Ragged Clouds
Rushed by Like Time Passing or
Distances Traveled.

In Their Flat Grey Light
I Felt Memories Stir and
Tumble, but Slower

And Tonight I Cooked
A Dish We Shared When There Was
No Time or Distance

Posted in dreams, Friends, History, Tri-ku with tags , on November 30, 2015 by blglick
We talked of Losing
And of Keeping, Endurance
And No Conclusions

Talked of Your Freckles,
Of Food, And Other Delights
Real or Just Desired

It Had Been Awhile
But Still We Talked Easily
Across All The Gaps