Anniversary of Restored Peace

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. On Tuesday, 8 May 1945 the Allies of World War II formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender.

So, one last haiku to specially commemorate this day:

the war long ended
he brought home a medal
a souvenir limp


children balloons


five children
not knowing the word poor
share two blankets

Looking through my Dropbox a bit ago, I came across a file with a dozen haiku I’ve never published. Here’s one of them, which reminds me of the time my two sisters and I tried to share one bed. 🙂


Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is RELIEF

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I hung up two wren houses that morning; this morning I hung up one more bird house for whoever wants to claim it. It’s a relief to have that done, as our skies are now covered with lumpy grey clouds driven by a wind from the northwest. It’s making an impressive rattle against our mobile home as I type this. We’re hoping for rain to bring some relief to our dry land.

Speaking of relief for the land, I’ve just learned about another writing prompt, Three Line Tales. Prompt #223 was posted yesterday. Here’s my three-line tale about this picture:
Image by Michael Glass at Unsplash

Uncluttered Coast

The humans had retreated to their stone towers, leaving behind an empty beach of wave-rippled sand.
No foil or cans rattled along the shore; no lonely flip-flop or soggy beach towel marred the scene.
With no free lunch in sight, even the seagulls had moved on.