Posts Tagged ‘ Fukushima ’

“Horizon Over the Sea, Horizon Over the Land” by Koichiro Yamauchi | Versoteque

Horizon Over the Sea, Horizon Over the Land

 

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Hey, poet.  You, mankind.

In this disaster, what did you see?

 

Did you see the man who lost his family, lost his home, lost his hometown, lost Japan—did you see his fist wiping away his tears?

 

Did you see the terrifying face of radiation?  The profile?

 

Did you see the man, his hometown lost, Japan lost, nestling his cheek upon the cow he’s raised, crying.

Shrinking from the once-familiar breeze and earth,

did you stare into the sandbox where no one is playing?

Did you see the walnut tree, which was cut down

because people feared an aftershock would topple it?

Can your poems recover the lost families, homes, hometowns, Japan? Can they comfort the man wiping his tears, his fist wiping them away, his hometown lost to him, Japan lost to him, the man crying and nestling his cheek on his cherished cow? Can they restore the once-familiar breeze and earth? Can they bring back the children to the sandbox?

 

(continued ) at Versoteque

 

Ministry shows plan to recycle radioactive soil in Fukushima:The Asahi Shimbun

The Environment Ministry demonstrates an experiment on recycling contaminated soil, shown in black in the center, in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on May 17. (Masatoshi Toda)

Source: Ministry shows plan to recycle radioactive soil in Fukushima:The Asahi Shimbun

The Lonely Towns of Fukushima – The New York Times

 

The exclusion zone of Futaba. Most of the town, just four miles from the nuclear plant, may never be reoccupied. CreditKo Sasaki for The New York Times 

 

Evening Will Come

Jeffrey Angles
On Hiromi Itō’s “Cooking, Writing Poetry”

Evening Will Come.

 

TOM CLARK :: wraith

Fukushima NOGO Zone: photo © by Guillaume Bression, 2013 

TOM CLARK.

Haiku-based Works at ’Grief & Anima’ Exhibition | Icebox

Haiku-based Works at ’Grief & Anima’ Exhibition in the Fourth Anniversary Marking the 2011 Tohoku Quake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster

Haiku-based Works at ’Grief & Anima’ Exhibition | Icebox.