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Haiku #220

old village graveyard

with Civil War veterans

— and kids under ten.

(photo taken this morning in Brighton, Mich. A sign indicates that the “Old Village Cemetery” has 571 graves, representing 154 families. 17 more words

My Haiku

Homeless Drifter

Amanda attempts to jump

All I bridge after

Her abusive boyfriend kicks her

Out I homeless drifter

Stole I laten from

I crypt as anacharis house… 62 more words


The body on the beach: the mystery of Taman Shud case

On 1 December 1948 at 6:30 am, the body of an unidentified man was man was discovered on Somerton beach near Glenelg, about 11 kilometres southwest of Adelaide, South Australia. 1,275 more words


The Shivering

The shivering at the end of town

Ray became flooded

Body marry Leda

Exultant feral cats

Leda spotted bushveld eyeballs

And yards of advantages

In fruit souls… 65 more words


Unearthed: Four Faces

My husband noted this week that I’ve only posted about newspaper finds lately — no headstones, no graveyards.

“It IS Graveyard Snoop, after all,” he remarked (pretty bravely for a guy whose wife hangs out in cemeteries). 1,089 more words


How To Write an Epitaph

Epitaphs sometimes appear on headstones. They are written to mourn someone’s passing.

Epitaphs can be silly, or serious. They range from four to six lines long. 49 more words


Poetry Game #4 (Fun Ways To Create Poetry)

Take a walk around your local cemetery. Write down any clever sayings that you see on the headstones, and create poems out of them.