Vietnam Memorial III

Zvi A. Sesling

The Vietnam Memorial of Maya Lin
is a giant mirror where the living and
the dead seem to intermingle
— Murray Dewart

Whose face do you see – son
or brother crying as you are

Sorrow on a day of sunshine
that cannot warm the heart

The name reminds he is a
son or brother gone forever

The face in the mirror is there
and though the heart breaks

Both leave with an imperceptible
smile at having seen the departed

Note: The epigraph by sculptor Murray Dewart is
found on Page 21 in his Introduction of Poems About
Sculpture
, in “Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets”