Weekly Photo Challenge: Big
“For the son is brought with the father;
In the foremost ranks of the fierce assault they fell;
Two veterans, son and father, dropt together,
And the double grave awaits them.
“Now nearer blow the bugles,
And the drums strike more convulsive;
And the day-light o’er the pavement quite has faded,
And the strong dead-march enwraps me.
” In the eastern sky up-buoying,
The sorrowful vast phantom moves illumin’d;
(’Tis some mother’s large, transparent face,
In heaven brighter growing.)
” O strong dead-march, you please me!
O moon immense, with your silvery face you soothe me!
O my soldiers twain! O my veterans, passing to burial!
What I have I also give you.
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This is my entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Big
by WordPress. Photo shot by Myra Lambino with the kids one balmy morning at the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Park, La Jolla, San Diego, California.