A cemetery haiku, written from the flight path

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She lifts her hand-less
arm as jets circle to land:
O’Hare is nearby.

An update, provided by another blogger, in response to the information that O’Hare International Airport was named for a man who “became the Navy’s first flying ace when he single-handedly attacked a formation”:

Single handed ace
O’Hare appreciates her
One armed salute

Graceland Cemetery
Chicago, Illinois
photographed 4.16.2013

Posted on May 3, 2013, in Cemetery, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. This is one of your most powerful images, Melinda. When you are putting together your “Best Of…” portfolio, put this one in it.

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    • Wow – thanks! “Look around back, too” is a rule I try to remember when I am out shooting, and it almost always pays off. From the front of this statue, it was easy to miss the broken wing, and the background was cluttered with trees and other monuments.

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  2. Yes, beautiful and very strong photo. Nice haiku too.

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  3. So much more than a headstone shot.

    And perhaps even better, for some unknown reason, it made me wonder who O’Hare was. Wiki tells me, amongst much else: he “became the Navy’s first flying ace when he single-handedly attacked a formation”.

    Or as my spouse just quipped:

    Single handed ace
    O’Hare appreciates her
    One armed salute

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