the haiku diaries


July 5, 2014 by Rachel Dickinson
July 5, 2014, 3:22 pm
Filed under: haiku, rachel's post | Tags: , , ,

Went to von Steuben’s
grave in Remsen. I bet you
don’t know who he was.

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The first free agent
in Revolutionary
War history, yeah?

Comment by Jeff Schwaner

Bingo. Drill Master
to the headstrong Yankee troops.
He spoke no English.

Comment by Rachel Dickinson

I actually think most people would know who this is (was). Right?

Comment by babylondogs

I think people of a certain age might know who Stueben was/is — and certainly anyone in the air force or army who ends up doing drills from Steuben’s blue book would know — but I’m not sure about younger people.

Comment by Rachel Dickinson




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