2003 VALENTINE AWARDS
The Heron’s Nest
a haikai journal ...
Volume V, Number 9: September, 2003.
In Memory of Kylan Jones-Huffman
One of the editors from The Heron’s Nest met and wrote poems with U. S. Navy Lieutenant Kylan Jones-Huffman. The rest of us knew and admired him through his haiku. Now we all grieve. Lt. Jones-Huffman was shot and killed in Al Hillah, Iraq, on Thursday, August 21. He sent the following poem just three days prior to his death:
As a tribute to Kylan Jones-Huffman, we share a few more of his poems:
tea leaves steam
raising her veil,
summer solstice —
twelve hour watch:
call to prayer —
The Jones-Huffman family is graciously permitting us to present these poems by Kylan. All have appeared on-line, three as part of the U. S. Navy Literary Festival, and four from the Cricket list.
Memorial poems from The Heron’s Nest
feathers in the fire . . .
the war is over