Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nagasaki, August 9, 1945

Let us keep a moment of silence for Nagasaki which, three days after Hiroshima , sixty-four years ago was victim of a nuclear bomb. Never, ever must we allow this to happen again.

Cranes Fly for Peace Tanka

A girl in Japan
taught the world to fold paper
cranes — still there is war.
Blessings written on their wings,
oh, paper cranes, fly for peace.

---------------------© Rafael Jesús González 2009

tanka Grullas vuelen por la paz

Una niña en Japón
le enseñó al mundo doblar grullas
de papel — aun hay guerra.
Bendiciones escritas en sus alas
¡O garzas de papel! vuelen por la paz.

-------------------------© Rafael Jesús González 2009

(to make an origami crane)

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