Sunday Poetry: Honoring Soldiers at Arlington

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here.

Today’s poem, Memorial Day, by Dennis Caraher needs no explanation or introduction. Read it several times. Not only does the poem deserve that, it changes each time I read it and I feel something new. I was particularly drawn to this one today, living close to Arlington Cemetery now, but moving soon. The monuments that are mentioned and the memorials never fail to inspire me, or, at the very least, make me think about those who’ve gone before and what they accomplished or suffered.

Remember, we read poetry together here for the pure pleasure of the experience. There are no quizzes, no right ways to read or contemplate the poem we share. Absolutely no dissecting allowed. Just come along for the “read.” What line, word or thought will you carry with you this week? If you’d like to tell us where the poem took you? We’ll listen.


  1. Dennis Caraher on June 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Emilie

    Just saw this. Thank you for featuring “Memorial Day”. Means a lot to me. Thanks again.


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