World War II - Nagasaki
A-bomb epicenter... a child in the heat shimmer has disapperead
vomiting blood with parched eyeballs -- the scorching sun
At Urakami in Nagasaki
From Shufukin, 1955
Yatsuka Ishihara (Japan)
faded postcard the Nagasaki temple then
morning dew on temple burials Jizu's* face with tear drops, Nagasaki remembered.
*Jizu is a small stone statue next to a child's grave-site, as a Bodhisattva for protection and enlightenment.
a wooden statue of the Madonna found after the blast.
Nagasaki, 1945, a statue of the Madonna was found under the rubble of the Catholic cathedral in that city.
his reading glasses dusty but without a scratch scholar's monument
too early for lunch a schoolboy frowns at a clock eleven oh one
11:02 am, local time, August 9, 1945
Nagasaki, Japan, the bomb detonates
Paper lanterns along a river so many prayers