The Gate

Needless massacre
Gateway of memories
Lest we not forget

Photo Clicked by Siva of: Siva’s Art Work
(image shows the entrance gates to the Jewish Memorial at the former Dachau Concentration Camp)

To see a close-up of the gate — check here and here.

© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Day 27
Paint the Image

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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19 Responses to The Gate

  1. Someone is Special says:

    gateway of memories.. great one becca…


  2. Hello Becca, what a strong haiku you have written for day 27. Thanks for sharing.


  3. cloakedmonk says:

    Aah, I hadn’t located the geography of the piece but when I saw the picture I felt the darkness. Now it makes so much more sense! Great haiku response.


  4. Wonderful Haiku and a reminder for all us “lest we not forget” Thank you.


  5. wordcoaster says:

    It’s amazing how much grief inanimate objects can hold. A wonderful haiku on a terrible topic.


  6. granbee says:

    I have seen this gateway included in a story featured on NPR’s most e-mailed stories! It also appeared in a post at CloakedMonk, did it not? Anyway, I love what you done with your haiku to spur us never to forget this critical historical and spiritual lesson!


  7. lolamouse says:

    Yes, we did seem to be thinking the same thing. Haunting image. I’ve enjoyed reading your haiku this month also.


  8. Ramesh Sood says:

    Thanks Becca.. I recently read a book..of a survivor from holocaust… you reminded me of that..


  9. Raven says:

    Thank you for this Becca.


  10. brian miller says:

    having spent time recently at the holocaust museum…we should never forget…


  11. Grace says:

    The needless masacre is a great line ~ Nice one ~


  12. sonsy lass says:

    Lest we not forget – says it all,


  13. Valli says:

    ‘Needless massacre’ ‘Gateway of memories’ Lovely lines…..Awesome haiku Becca! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing : )

    cursed humanity
    gates of hate imprison us
    break them, make men free


  14. ‘Gateway of Memories’ is such a nostalgic phrase.
    Lively Haiku,Becca!


  15. Andy Sewina says:

    Phew, ‘the gateway of memories’ – what a reminder this image is to us all!

    I’ve just noticed that I’m visitor number 666 from GB in your sidebar thingy, how scary’s that?


  16. Asni says:

    Those are grim memories but a great lesson on human endurance and faith.


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