As the world looks back to the tragedy of the Japanese tsunami, a year ago, this haiku poem sums up so much:
“It’s safe, but
they say over and over
A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem of 17 syllables. This one was written by Tadashi Nishimura. ‘The poem distills his anxiety about officials’ frequent reassurances that all is fine even as they warn day in and out about vegetables, milk and water contaminated by radiation from the stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture.’
More information here: http://wewhoareabouttodie.com/2011/03/26/spring-sea-poetry-tsunami-haiku/
Our prayers join those of that stunned but dignified nation, for all those left behind who are grieving still.