2007-01-02

890. On Guard

city hall park...
a bronze Sir Winston watches
skaters go round

15 comments:

Masago said...

city hall park...
a bronze Sir Winston watches
skaters go round

Link with 889: On-looker

[In downtown Edmonton there is a park in front of city hall called Sir Winston Churchill Square. It was dedicated to Britain's famous Second World War Prime Minister. In the winter time a huge circular skating rink was made and folks would skate there all winter long. In the North East corner of the block stood a bronze statue of Sir Winston himself.]

Aurora said...

I like this one. :)

Pamela said...

nice word picture

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like the story behind this one. Makes me feel like I've been there.:)

John McDonald said...

love it
john

floots said...

the slippery field of human conflict :)

Pat Paulk said...

Good guy to have on guard.

polona said...

this is kind of funny. like it, though.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy New Year; nice contrast in colours and sound

much love
gillena

Bill said...

Congratulations, Vaughn, on having your haiku designated Grand Best in the new issue of World Haiku Review

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WHCworldhaikureview/message/4

Bill

Bill said...

Sorry that link didn't fit in my comment. Do your friends a favor and include it on your home page.

Masago said...

Aurora: Thank you.

Pamela; Thanks.

Andrew: I'm pleased you like this one.

John: Thanks.

Floots: It was quite a conflict, he was quite a leader.

Pat: Yes, he was (/is).

Polona: Thanks. :-)

Gillena: Thank you.

Bill: Thank you muchly my friend. I enjoyed your haiku that were featured in this issue as well. When I get a moment, I'll try and post something on my home page as you suggest. For now, here is another link:

http://tinyurl.com/yysqhb

The "Grand Best" announcement is about 2 or 3 screen-fulls down.

Tikkis said...

Ah, the nobelist Winston!

(He is a good writer, have glanced his History of II World War, 6 volumes...)

Also Winston permitted Shackleton to sail down to Antarctic 1914, the I World War was just begun, and Shackleton and many of his crew were also a navy-men? Winston was a First Lord of the Admiralty at that time.

http://www.south-pole.com/p0000098.htm

Borut said...

What else would one do in such circumstances!?:)Watching from a historic perspective!

Masago said...

Tikkis: Thank you for those notes of history. I am a big fan of the Shackleton story.