Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Monday, August 20, 2007


I've been a bit sick lately- the doc tells me it's probably a mild case of the flu. I've been manning the night shift at the little joke of a "tactical operations center" we have in Falluja. Our "Jump TOC" is little more than four plywood walls and a couple phones- we derisively call it "The Clubhouse".

There's good to come out of all the suck, though-
I've used some of my time in purgatory to finally put together the separate poetry page that I hinted at so long ago. There isn't that much there, yet, but some of you still might find it interesting.

Invisible Keepsakes

Choice of gold star or cookie for the first one to identify the origin of the title (without cheating!)


  1. Carl Sandburg?..wait so are supposed to use that link for Google or is it cheating if we ,DO use it?

  2. haven't read much in the way of poetry since high-school (14yrs ago)...until now.

  3. Anonymous20/8/07 20:01

    I particularly like the ones in memory of your brothers in arms.

    Beautifully done.

    (Hope you're feeling better soon, too.)

  4. Thank you TD.

    Indeed an art I thought we were losing.

    Bring it on home, and keep blogging.

    You'll always be one of our guys.

  5. I'd have to cheat.
    But I look forward to reading your poetry.

    get well soon.