Sunday, May 21, 2017

Marching into Soup of History

Band of Welsh Guards in the British Army

And the men are marching,
Marching,
Faces to the grandstand,
On a windy day.

Marching, marching as 
Shining Brass Bands
Officiates.

The humble and brave
Pass
While pompous and proud
Sit.

Marching into

a soup of History.

This is a re-post April 18, 2013.  Italicized words were part of the Wednesday Words provided by Delores at Mumblings, then thefeatherednest.

With Memorial Day next week, it seemed to be a perfect selection.

From YouTube.  Marching in Palm Hwy, up in Mojave Desert.
We lived near here for seven years.
Awesome.

18 comments:

  1. Should all be humble by the way they protect all.

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    1. Seeing these brave and talented men does humble me.

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  2. I quite like marching bands, especially the Scottish ones with their swinging kilts and the skirl of the bagpipes.

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    1. Scottish marching bands are so cool.

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    1. Four years ago seems like a few months, doesn't it.

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  4. I am humbled by the dignity, bravery and courage of great men who serve and defend their countries.

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    1. For those who riot, they know nothing of the sacrifices made for them.

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  5. Good to remember the brave and humble men and women who serve both now and always.

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    1. Now, when I see gray hair with a cap that says what armed force he served, he has usually replied Vietnam, maybe Korea. Fewer WW2 service men around.

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  6. "Soup of history" is a different way of expressing things. A vivid image.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. It struck me as a good description. Glad you liked it.

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  7. You can't beat a marching band ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. As do I. Rose Bowl always has top of nation's high school marching bands, and I am always thrilled.

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  8. I love marching bands. Days of my youth. I used to march in a band in
    high school but we probably sounded more like the marchine band of
    Mayberry. LOL

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  9. I can't put my finger on why, but I like the phrase "soup of history." It's true. Muddled, mixed. Fun play on words with the band.

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  10. That is what I felt when creating that phrase. History is a mix of different events, times, people...It is indeed a "soup".

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!