November 11, 2018: Armistice Centenary

"They are all shades now,

Who promised faith

At the going down of the sun 

And in the morning

None remain who know

Or can remember

As grey heads bow

Imagining men

Walking, talking, writing 

Hearing the larks

And guns in Flanders fields.


Whole communities keeps faith today

More with one another than 

With the shades of forgotten men

Lost in time’s mist, history's haze,

And the limits of our willing capacity

To imagine.

––Phil Knight: Momento Vivre, 2011 

A corner of Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia

 © Philip Knight 2018