Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Detritus of War

   I'm not sure there is any such thing as an English Haiku, the phrase itself is probably oxymoronic, but "Beachhead" by Samuel Menashe must come close. Born in 1925 Menashe fought in the Battle of the Bulge, his lines call to mind the Normandy landings;

The tide ebbs
From a helmet
Wet sand embeds.