Iwo Jima   13 comments

Dear BJ,

Joe Rosenthal’s iconic image of United States Marines raising America’s standard above Mount Suribachi came to me as inspiration for this weeks Trifextra: Week Eighty  Four writing challenge.  This weekend we’re asking for 30 of your own words plus the three following words for a total of 33 words  (Tether, Loft, Crown.)

As the debate for action reverberates through our country and the around world I think often of those called to duty.  Please remember their sacrifice as we decide on how to respond.

Yours Sincerely,


P.S.  Headrer photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

P.P.S.  Trifecta

Heroism illustrated indelibly

by an artist’s sage eye

captured  superlatively

 in a moment’s beam of light

Old Glory furled loft on short tether

make shift pole thrust proudly into volcano’s crown

Semper fidelis

Iwo Jima flag

Iwo Jima flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Posted September 7, 2013 by Balvah in Postcards, Trifecta

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13 responses to “Iwo Jima

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  1. Bill, this is so moving. A heartfelt, original way of incorporating the prompts into a proper writing work. Excellent. Simply excellent.

  2. Yes, this is really moving and very well-written.

  3. Great tribute.

  4. Well done my brother!

  5. Wonderful and unique

  6. Thanks for linking up! Be sure to come back and vote!

  7. a moment’s beam of light – sweet.

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