Haiku About The Remembrance Day Poppy

November 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, News, Poetry) (, , , , , , , )

Haiku About The Remembrance Day Poppy

The poppy’s redness
Blood colour of sacrifice
Freedom’s price was high



  1. Hyperion said,

    Nice, Chris. Right to the point.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    So true!
    Thank you for writing this haiku, Chris!
    I have 3 poppies push-pinned to my bulletin board from donating. When I see them, they are a reminder of such importance.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      You’re welcome, Carolyn. 🙂


      The poppy is indeed a reminder of great importance.

  3. erikleo said,

    Freedom? Yes, in a limitted sense – but we will only be really free when it is second nature to act on negotiation instead of aggression. War is a reflection of our limited awareness.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      British writer G. K. Chesterton thought that war was a result of humanity’s inclination towards original sin.

      He remarked once, “Original sin is the one theological doctrine for which there is an over abundance of empirical evidence.”

      The idea that “War is a reflection of our limited awareness” is of course a Gnostic/New Age concept.

      Of course, Gnostics and New Agers are entitled to their beliefs and I respect that.

      In Gnostic/New Age belief, the antidote to evil in the world comes from within (within each individual person and within humanity as a collective) whereas in Catholic Christian belief (to which both Chesterton and I adhere to), the antidote to evil comes from without- from a personal God outside of Creation who Himself entered His own creation 2000 years ago.

      • erikleo said,

        And Buddhist have their idea of the three poisons, hatred, greed and delusion but co-existing with the essentially pure buddha-nature!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, that’s true.

  4. shєrríє dє vαlєríα said,

    Poppies filled the field for miles down the hills from the back garden of my house … Reminded me of blood red wars … Freedom has its Price, as you said … Rightly so … just true.

    You simply nailed it, Chris. I like this Haiku.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much, Sherrie. 🙂

      I’m glad this haiku struck a cord with you.

      I was trying to think of something profound and meaningful to write in a haiku for this past Remembrance Day.

      I’m glad I nailed it as you say!

      Wow! That would be beautiful! That field of poppies below your house.

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