September 8, 2011

Writing: Poetry Japan’s Sorrow

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — bookphoenix @ 9:00 AM

Japan’s Sorrow
Dedicated to Japan in 2011 after three earthquakes above 7 on the Richter scale, at least two tsunamis, a volcano eruption, and a terrible nuclear plant situation devastated the country.

Japan, dear country, whose
shivering earthquakes and
damp floods and
gurgling volcano and
tottering power plant;
you have had us all with
eyes wide and
mouth lined and
cheek wet and
hands clasped and
heart aching for
the utter decimation.

We see the force of nature
lay utter waste to
all man’s ingenuity.

May the silver cranes
who abide in your crimson temple
guard your fate and fortune,
restoring everything
to the last full measure.


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