Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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barbed wire dreams
lit with candlelight
flickered away my childhood

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This is a random act of poetry inspired by the book I Never Saw Another Butterfly - specifically the entry titled Terezin written by Hanus Hachenburg IV (1944).

This book is a collection of children's drawings and poems from Terezin Concentration Camp. A total of 15,000 children under the age of fifteen passed through Terezin. Less than 100 survived.




Photo: Secret Dreams (google reuse)

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14 comments:

  1. Oh, how sad...how hauntingly sad.

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  2. Oh my. I was able to see this as a play a couple years ago. There was a
    silence that wrapped us all - the actors, the audience and these children who left their poignant words - together in a mystical bond. Thanks for letting me recall the memory.

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  3. Lynn! So nice to see you in my comment box... thanks for visiting :-)

    L.L., That's the perfect word isn't it.

    Kathleen, I can only imagine. Your comment alone brings me to tears. Thank you coming over.

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  4. Even without words, the image speaks.

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  5. This is hauntingly brilliant Lorrie. You have captured something so profound in just a few words. You are truly gifted.

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  6. Maureen ~ Thanks for coming over... I LOVE your poetry, tons!

    tfgpoetry ~ there really are no words are there? So sad to think of.. thank you for visiting.

    Vee ~ You honor and spoil me with your kind words. Luv ya!

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  7. barbed wire is so intense .. such an impression

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  8. Hi Elk, appreciate your visit and comment. Blessings to you ;-)

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  9. barbed wire and candlelight ... so unsuspecting

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  10. Thanks for sharing Lorrie... I just read The SBoy In The Striped Pyjama's... same picture

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  11. Wow, what are the odds of that! :-)

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  12. yes... to all the above and more! This makes my heart stop, and skip a beat!!!

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