War haiku

Iraq

2005

March 05th, 2005

"U.S. forces fired at a car carrying Italian reporter Giuliana Sgrena shortly after her liberation, killing an Italian secret service agent and lightly wounding the journalist."

winter night...
less and less stars
on their banner

nuit d'hiver ...
de moins en moins d'étoiles
sur leur drapeau

notte d'inverno
meno e meno stelle
sulla lora bandiera

March 06th

nel freddo della notte
tutte le mani appogiate
sulla sua bara

dans le froid de la nuit
toutes les mains à plat
contre son cercueil

in the cold of the night
all the hands on
his coffin

Honour to Nicola Calipari murdered by frightened soldiers in Iraq.

Onore a quel uomo. Eroe del mondo moderno. Assasinato dal incompetenza di un armata agli estremi.

Serge Tomé
Old Europe

War on TV:

Tivù accesa:
Nuovo agguato--
un insetto mi punge

TV's on:
A new ambush--
an insect stings me

piccola mutilata
ciondola sola
un'altalena

War wounded:
crippled girl
sways alonea swing

Andrea Cecon
Italy

Copyright authors, 2005