The Morning Calm
A haiku plus fourteen on the prospect of peace from The Hermit Land of the Morning Calm.
A few months ago amidst the heightened rhetoric that threatened world peace I wrote “Oleanders” inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s painting of the same title referencing the flowers as “life affirming “. Turned out that the shrub was the first to show up in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb devastation and became the city’s official flower. It literally gave the city hope and strength to recover and flourish.
I am reposting “Oleanders” here together with the haiku with the same hope I felt that peace would be at hand. As we in the ‘60s would say “please give peace a chance”.
Nelson D Reyes6 months
@Robert L. Martin: Thanks Robert.
One wonders. Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s amazing quick recovery tells a lot about their belief and firm hope of a lasting peace with the USA an acceptance I think that played a major part in choosing not to re-arm in post WWII, a task they could easily do.
Thanks again for liking.