March 25, 2011
Tanka by Alexis Rotella.
Ever since the tsunami, I had been wondering what was the sea look like, but could not find pertaining photographs or news. Now, here is one photo I found at an U.S. Navy website. There are some more photos there but this one hit me the most, it is visually powerful and almost surreal, and seem to have many layers of meaning. I posted it on my twitter yesterday, and Alexis wrote a tanka on it.
Initially, I was going to add Yamaguchi Seishi's haiku to this photo.
Once over the sea,
winter winds can no longer
return home again
Yamaguchi wrote this haiku, thinking of Kamikaze pilots during WW2.