Salutations! Hope August is going well for you. We’re already going into the second week of the month so if you have some summer activity on your to-do list, you better get to it. Before you know it, we’ll be raking leaves and setting our clocks back.
As per usual, I don’t really have a list of things I’d like get accomplished – I am a meanderer that way. Last weekend I was happy to go, spur of the moment, to a poetry reading at Woman Made Gallery and then to an art fair where I got to meet Kevin Nance (Glimpse of Solace).
I had nothing really to post so I searched public domain poems. It was by happenstance that I came across the poems I post today; they are by Alfred Lichtenstein, a German expressionist poet who died at the age of 25 in World War I.
What impressed me was how contemporary and modern these poems sound. I wanted to post a summer poem to go with the butterfly photo I took and “Summer Freshness” sounded fresh to me. Then I found “Prayer Before Battle” and I wanted to share that with you too. This month marks the 100th year anniversary of World War I.
How unfortunate that the world is still at war. Sigh.
Peace, love, and solace