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found poetry in washington dc

Me finding the poem at the memorial.

Although I traveled with no poetic intent, I came across poetry this past weekend in Washington, DC. It seems quite fitting that it’s Veteran’s Day and this poem was left by serendipity at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Poetry at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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The Lincoln Memorial

Did you know Abraham Lincoln was, among many great things, also a poet? Abraham Lincoln’s poetry ranged from hunting to love:

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Honest Abe

To Rosa

You are young, and I am older;
You are hopeful, I am not –
Enjoy life, ere it grow colder –
Pluck the roses ere they rot.

Teach your beau to heed the lay –
That sunshine soon is lost in shade –
That now’s as good as any day –
To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade.

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Washington Memorial